It might sound odd, but here at Roofspec SW we believe that guttering is one of the most important and fundamental parts of any property design and build. In simple terms, having a guttering system that is clean and functioning properly can make a major difference when it comes to property maintenance.

We seem to end up asking customers the same question all the time. ‘Would you rather spend a few hundred pound on fixing the gutters, or a few thousand pound on fixing the house?’ It sounds dramatic, but that’s the truth and here’s why.   

Imagine a fairly average property in Plymouth with standard half round guttering, the sort you see just under the roofline of the house. It looks fairly innocent enough, but when that guttering fills with leaves, moss and general muck that washed down off the roof itself, well then you have a potential blockage and that’s when you have a problem.

Guttering systems have been around for years, in fact it’s generally regarded that the ancient Romans used basic guttering systems on the roads they built. They had a peak in the centre of the road and a trough on the two sides that enabled water to run off and protect the road from water damage. The exact same thing can be said for modern guttering on roof, even though the design concept hasn’t actually moved on that much in well over two thousand years. 

Having a gutter that leaks or even a downpipe that’s not connected properly will eventually cause damage, you only have to look at where there’s an unaligned piece of pipe and you’ll probably see early signs of water damage on the wall. Further investigation may even unearth damp sections on the correlating inside wall. That sort of damage is expensive to fix and will end up costing a whole lot more than a simple downpipe fix.   

So, here’s the thing, at Roofspec SW, we’d much further fix your guttering and get the whole system working well rather than coming along a year later and having to recommend a builder that can come in and re-render outside sections of your property and deal with any damp issues at the same time. One of those options is a lot less expensive than the other, we’ll leave it to you to work out.

Bear in mind that we cover Plymouth and the wider South-West region including Devon and Cornwall and our team has years of experience in dealing with roofing issues. In fact, there’s very little on a roof that can surprise us here at Roofspec SW. 

If you would like to talk to us about any roofing work or guttering in Plymouth and the wider South-West region, then please get in contact with us via this website or give us a call on 01752 914217 and remember, as we say at Roofspec SW… ‘the proof is in the roof’.

All the best.

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