The Importance of Clean Gutters
DPR have worked on both commercial and domestic roofs for over 27 years. It’s safe to say that in this time we have learned a thing or two about roofs. And one of the things we have learned, that could be more important than everything else, is that a roof is a single cohesive unit.
A good roof is the sum of its parts and if any one part is lacking, from the beams to the joists to the tiles then the roof will not perform well as a whole.
One part that is of vital importance, and is seemingly often overlooked, is the guttering. Water can actually be very damaging. Just think of the way it can rust and destroy exposed metalwork. This is why we have created special routes that rain and excess water takes. These routes typically start at the guttering and end in the main underground drainage system.
However, if at some point this route is interrupted, for example by a blocked gutter, then the water will simply not run where it is supposed to and every drop of water that does not run where it should means it has reached somewhere else and will inevitably lead to some sort of breakdown/corrosion.
This is why it is very important to have clear guttering system. This will enable water to run exactly where it should, and not damage any structures around it.
Some people are capable of doing this themselves. However with domestic properties it is often just thought of as an unpleasant job plus it has its dangers due to height and is put off and put off until it becomes a real issue. In commercial properties it is simply overlooked, and not thought of until a problem arises and stock is at risk.
This is why DPR offer a retained service in which we will regularly visit your site in order to clean your gutters and carry out any maintenance work that needs doing. By taking advantage of this service you can rest easy knowing that we will probably prevent any problem before it arises. If an issue does arise you can contact us knowing we will be round as soon as possible to remedy it.