And it’s the same as you go further down. If your gutters aren’t conducting rainwater safely away from the sides of the building, it wont take long for the onslaught of rainwater pouring down a wall to erode the brickwork. You’ll see this first as damp on your internal walls, and left untreated, there could be serious consequences for the wooden elements of your building’s structure as well as the impact of damp and mould indoors – also very expensive, and very unpleasant!
Then down at the bottom, the most important part of your building – the foundations – can be seriously affected by regular, high volume flow of water. Cracks will start to form, and left untreated, that part of the building could even become unstable. Extremely expensive!
So from top to bottom, it’s about diverting water safely away, to protect the structure of the building, instead of allowing it to seep in and do the damage – and having a good system in place can prevent expensive damage, and even increase your property’s selling potential. Roofline and guttering is one of the key elements of the buildings survey when your property is evaluated during the sale process, and any issues that are identified by the surveyor could mean the difference between a successful asking-price sale, and downwards negotiation of the value. Smart and well-maintained guttering makes a huge difference to the kerb appeal and overall look of your property, which is always a bonus!