After all, it’s likely to be where you spend most of your time, where you eat, relax, forge lasting memories, and not least where you, your family and possessions are sheltered and kept safe.
If you live or work in the delightfully historic city of York those lasting memories are likely to be glowing experiences, with York being a thriving place to live with lots of different places to see, visit and do.
As steeped in history as York maybe, it is still prone to suffering typical Northern English rain and bad weather, which roofing experts Ploughcroft know from experience inevitably takes its toll on your York-based home, specifically wearing away at your guttering and roofline.
It’s easy to overlook the guttering on your home and its maintenance can slip your mind. There’s often a misconception that ‘Guttering’ encompasses the entire roof edge but in reality, the roofline is made up of ‘fascias’, ‘soffits’ and ‘guttering’.
A gutter is a shallow trough installed underneath the edge of a roof which gathers and removes rainwater. If the right guttering is fitted correctly, it shouldn’t require much maintenance.
As you can imagine, if your roofline becomes damaged or deteriorates in any way, it could have a drastically negative impact on your home in the long-run if your roofline can’t cope with the large influx of water naturally experienced by Northern towns such as York.
Guttering protects a property’s very foundation by taking water away from its base, whilst aiding in erosion reduction and acting as a preventative measure for leaks in basements. The roofline also reduces the chances of painted and stained surfaces being exposed to water.
Leaves and debris can accumulate in blocked pipes and hinder the flow of water through the down pipes that normally transports it away when the system is functioning efficiently.
There’s a high likelihood and danger of water then overflowing out of the gutter and down the sides of your house, eventually causing dreaded damp inside your property and damage to the joists and boards inside your roof. This danger only increases in the Winter when the blocked rainwater freezes and becomes too heavy for the weak guttering causing further damage.
If you’re not inclined to tackle the maintenance and care for your roofline yourself, if you don’t have the time, specialist equipment or training say, ask qualified and accredited professionals that do, like Ploughcroft!
Approved experts when it comes to fixing all roofline problems with High-Level Access, Ploughcroft is a wise choice for remedying all roofline issues, from cleaning and small repairs to large-scale replacements, and proficient in dealing with all roofing materials.
Ploughcroft knows that improving your guttering also means your home receives an attractive visual boost too. For example, uPVC is a popular choice for guttering that looks great on any home. Versatile and easily adaptable to any shape fo house, it doesn’t rot or peel and is available in a range of colours to match and complement surrounding houses.
For all roofline maintenance services in York from the proficient Ploughcroft team, who use industry approved products and adhere to all Health and Safety and Building Regulations, simply fill out the form below for a free quote or contact us today.