Guttering and Rainwater plumbing solutions in Hampshire

Guttering and Rainwater plumbing solutions in Hampshire

If you are looking for a plumber for Guttering and Rainwater, then look no further than Hampshire Plumbers. Our plumbers have extensive experience with Guttering and Rainwater and can offer a full range of plumbing supply, installation, maintenance and repair services.

If your roof leaks, your gutters shrink and you’re looking for rain gutter repair experts in Hampshire and its environs, call Hampshire Plumbers and we’ll patch it before the next rainstorm! Many people don’t realise how important their guttering is. During rain, your gutters and downpipes capture the water from your roof and the stormwater system takes it away from your property and its buildings or into a rainwater storage tank for use. If this system fails, it can cause many problems, from irritating to catastrophic. First, let’s find out more about rain gutters.

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What Is a Rain Gutter ?

A rain gutter, eavestrough, or surface water collection channel is part of a building’s water drainage system.  For several purposes, water must be prevented from leaking or pouring off the roofs in an uncontrolled manner: preventing damage to the walls, drilling people standing below or entering the building, and directing the water to a suitable disposal site where the building’s foundations are not at risk. In the case of a flat roof, water removal is obviously necessary to prevent water intrusion and prevent excessive weight build-up.

What Is a Rain Gutter

Types of Rain Gutters

Gutters come in various sizes, colours and shapes to match your style and budget. There are two basic forms and all models are 5-inch-long.

K-Style Gutter

K-style gutters have flatter and lower backs, and the gutter front usually has a decorative design and many variants are available. The word “k,” when viewed from the hip, refers to the outward form curve. These ornate canisters are popular in modern homes thanks to the formed profile. Such trendy structures, in all finishes and materials, including galvanized copper and steel, PVC and titanium, seamlessly blend into the architectural details of the house.

Downspouts

Downspouts come as either round or square, 3-6 inches wide. The most common are rectangular in size with decorative varieties, such as spiral shapes and rain chains. The size and number of downspouts you need depend on your system’s capacity. You need one downspout per 10 meters of the rain gutter. To increase your gutter’s capacity, add more downspouts.

Half-Round Gutter

Half-round gutters are often found on older, historic homes. Given the half-rounded shape of the material itself, the name for this gutter type is not hard to figure out. Today’s half-round gutters gained popularity in Europe as new homeowners opted to follow a style similar to those used centuries ago. 

A half-round gutter’s main advantage over a K-style is that debris is manoeuvrable inside a gutter, which is symmetrically smooth inside a semi-circular well. These are easier to clean and less likely to corrode because there is no room for water to collect. Half-round gutter systems hold less water than similar gutter systems which make them unattractive to homes in cities with heavy annual rainfall.

Usually, K-style gutters have twice the capacity of half-round canopies of the same width and cost up to 50% more per linear foot. K-style gutter systems remain the industry standard due to the elegant interior crown moulding.

Rain Gutter Repairs by Hampshire Plumbers

Hampshire Plumbers offers a variety of roofing facilities in Hampshire. From installing new rain gutters to fixing and rebuilding existing gutters, we have experience and know-how to deal with all your gutter and roof issues. Call us today on 02380 970979 for a free quote.

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Common Causes of Rain Gutter Damage

Leaking Roofs

Unless fixed, a leaking roof or rain gutter may cause serious structural damage. Signs you have a leak may include stains or moulds on your walls, wet insulation, and water inside your house.  When leaks in your roof or gutters aren’t fixed quickly, the problem will escalate, causing damage to your house structure, furniture, fitting, and walls. 

The extent of the damage along with repair costs will be reduced if we are asked to address the issues when they arise, instead of ignoring it until it is too late.

Storm Damage

Storms are responsible for many repairs to the roof and gutter we are called to fix. Apart from obvious issues like breaks and cracks and tin sheets or falling roof tiles, heavy rain and wind can cause water to flow down the roof differently than it would normally, then producing leaks and floods. 

If you’ve experienced damage to your roof or gutters due to a storm, contact Hampshire Plumbers immediately on 02380 970979 and we’ll send one of our skilled technicians to your home or company at a time that suits you.   

We will give you an accurate view of the situation, ensuring you understand the work involved. We’ll never think about doing research that isn’t important.

Consequences of a Damaged Rain Gutter

At the low end of the scale, a leaking gutter causes water to collect on your roof, causing the roof and building to flood. Water may also flow away from the property and make puddles. 

On the other side of the scale, these puddles will cause soil erosion and even cause your home to collapse, given sufficient time! 

External leakage can cause rot and mould that might jeopardise the health of anyone who is affected by it.

Your rain gutter may also wane or break completely, and this can also undermine your roof structure, causing damage worth thousands of pounds at times. Now, you can see why it’s always a good idea to fix it as soon as possible! 

Hampshire plumbers will send one of our licensed roof plumbers to help prevent a catastrophe by fixing roof leaks, installing ducting, downpipes, and other plumbing solutions.

Repairs and Maintenance

If on inspection, your gutters tend to be pretty sound but display signs of wear or tear, then we suggest repair over duct replacement in most situations, as this is usually the cheapest alternative.   

We’ll assess the damage level and evaluate whether a repair is appropriate. If your repair is low, we can fix it mostly within a day. For complex repair work or a very large property, it will take a few days.

Hampshire Plumbers: Your Local Gutter Repair Specialists

Hampshire Plumbers hires fully licensed plumbers so you can rest assured that your job will be done by professional traders in compliance with UK plumbing code requirements. 

Many common problems we can repair include but are not limited to, blocked or broken guttering, leaking roof or guttering, water gushing during storms from guttering, sagging or bent guttering, broken downpipes, and leaking downpipes, among others. 

To address these issues, we will identify where leaks occur, avoid further leakage and perform repairs or replacements to the tubing. To ensure no future problems, we will add gutter protection, clean your guttering and perform maintenance. 

We leave your property in a better condition than it was before we arrived, so you won’t have to call us back to do the same job, because the first time we get it right!

No job is too big or too small, so call us on 02380 970979.

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FAQs

Gutters are a vital part of the home. A gutter system’s main function is to keep water away from the house’s exterior and foundations when it cascades down the roof. Gutters shield your roof from erosion and water damage.

Installing a gutter depends on the material you want. Vinyl gutters are 3GBP to 6GBP per section at the low end and steel at the high-end costs from 38GBP to 97GBP per section. Homeowners also opt for aluminium gutter material, a mid-price point material both durable and decorative.

With good care and maintenance, most gutters should last about 20 years without replacement. Copper gutters are famous for their longevity, with no substitute for almost 50 years. Nonetheless, copper gutters would need a substantial upfront investment.