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What are the Types of Gutters

Preston and Bolton uPVC Gutters – A low maintenance alternative to traditional guttering

There’s more to Preston and Bolton upvc guttering than aesthetics. It actually has an important role to play when it comes to protecting your home from the elements; acting to divert rainwater away from a property’s roof-line to protect the home from water damage.

Preston and Bolton upvc believe by preventing damage to walls and brickwork and stopping mould and moss from growing it acts to prevent serious damage from being caused to the structure of your home.

Also known as a rain gutter, a narrow trough is a component of a roof system and it can be constructed from a variety of materials including copper, cast iron, galvanised steel, painted aluminium and lead, as well as plastic such as uPVC.

Guttering that’s seen better days can lead to blocked and leaky gutters, causing costly repairs and increased maintenance. It will also have a knock on effect on the attractiveness of your home, resulting in loss of curb appeal and just generally dragging down your home’s inviting appearance.

If you’re after a worry free alternative to traditional guttering then uPVC guttering is the ideal and most cost effective solution, not least because it features many benefits and advantages.

Preston and Bolton upvc gutters made from unplasticized polyvinyl chloride is a popular form of guttering. It’s a cheaper cost effective option which can be used for a complete new installation and can also be used in conjunction with other materials, such as iron and aluminium.

Different styles of Preston and Bolton upvc gutters

Known as profiles, guttering is generally available in three different shapes: ogee, square and half-round, also known as u-shape. The half-round style type gutters are deemed by many to be the most effective, whilst square gutters have the greatest capacity for carrying water, compared to the half-round designs. However choice tends to ultimately come down to aesthetic preferences.

Benefits of Preston and Bolton upvc gutters

  • It acts to channels water away from the base of a property, protecting its foundations.
  • Easy to cut to size and easy to install.
  • Tough and durable and able to withstand the harsh elements.
  • Lightweight.
  • Long life span, can last up to 25 years.
  • Cheaper alternative to other guttering materials.
  • Enhances the aesthetics of your property.
  • Relatively maintenance free.

uPVC guttering is designed to complement your home and is available in a variety of colours, with brown, black and white being the most common. And thanks to its low maintenance it won’t crack or rust, unlike other materials, although uPVC can become somewhat brittle with age and when cold.

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