If you’re wondering whether your home needs finlock gutter replacement, it is sensible to do your research. As experts when it comes to providing our concrete gutter replacement service, we have created a list of FAQs that will provide you with an insight into finlock guttering, and why it is a good idea to have them replaced.
If you’d like to find out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are more than happy to answer any other questions you may have about finlock gutter replacement.
What are finlock gutters?
Finlock gutters are a system of guttering made of concrete. They’re usually found in properties that were built between the 1950s and the 70s as they were introduced as a replacement to cast iron guttering systems.
Due to the shortage of steel, concrete was seen as low cost, and durable.
Why are they outdated?
Over time, it was realised that concrete gutters do not have a very long lifespan, and is not as durable as first thought.
If the lining fails, due to exposure to weather and general wear and tear, the concrete can begin to sag, and in some cases absorb water, rather than allowing the rain water to flow away easily.
Finlock guttering also has a very outdated aesthetic – most modern homes are built with more up-to-date gutters, meaning your property may stand out if your home’s concrete gutters have not been replaced.
What can faulty finlock gutters do to my property?
If rain water is unable to flow away, sagging of the concrete can occur around your windows, making them, in some cases, very difficult to close properly.
The concrete gutters can also begin to absorb rain water, which if untreated, may enter your home and cause damp in your walls.
Concrete gutter replacement has been proven to reduce the likelihood of damp forming in a property.
How to replace/remove?
Our team of finlock gutter experts are able to perform efficient concrete gutter replacements, which will remove the entire guttering system and replace with an up-to-date alternative.
If there is just one area of your concrete guttering where you have perhaps noticed sagging, or damp patches forming in a single spot close to the top of your wall, we also provide gutter lining replacement for sections of your gutter. This can be a cost-effective solution if the rest of your guttering is functioning as it should and doesn’t need replacing completely. We will be able to advise you on this after carrying out our survey.
What are the modern alternatives?
We are proud to be part of the Swish Approved Installers Scheme, meaning we only install the finest quality PVC-u products manufactured in Great Britain.
Our high-quality tradesmen will listen carefully to your requirements, and any issues you may be facing, and advise you on whether you need complete finlock gutter replacement, or our gutter relining service.
We will remove the existing finlock guttering, and follow industry standards and traditional methods when installing your new roofline products.
Get in Touch Today
If your house requires finlock gutter removal, or you’d like to ask our team any other questions you may have, please get in touch. We always work to the highest possible standards, offering concrete gutter replacement and gutter relining across the UK.