If you have plastic guttering
and it's leaking, the cause is likely to be one of the seals (synthetic rubber gaskets).
is designed to protect your home's exterior walls from rain by channelling it from the roof to a drain in the ground via the gutter and downpipes.
Checking and repairing guttering
usually involves working on a ladder, but this can, of course, be dangerous.
is heavy and difficult to manoeuvre, so get someone to help if you need to replace it - or get a professional in.
The purpose of guttering
is to protect your home's exterior walls from rain by channelling it from the roof to a drain in the ground via the gutter and downpipes.
When it comes to fitting or replacing guttering
, the easiest way to go about it is to use plastic.
Spring is a good time to tackle one of those regular maintenance jobs that isn't particularly appealing but is essential nonetheless - overhauling your guttering
2Cast iron guttering
is rarely used in new-builds as it is brittle and heavy but if you live in an older house check for rusting at the joints - if it is very corroded it will need replaced.
As the gradual decay of guttering
is not included in the cover offered by buildings insurance policies, this is one simple piece of maintenance that can save people a messy, smelly and potentially very costly shock.