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Not only do we provide a 20 year warranty, but we also provide an additional 10 year insurance backed warranty
Qualified installation teams
Fully trained and insured craftsmen equipped with the latest access equipment to save you on scaffolding.
Selection of styles & colours
We use only the very highest grade uPVC materials from top manufacturers. We can offer woodgrain effect finishes to match your windows.
Dedicated customer care
We have an installations department as well as a service engineer, our aftercare is as important as the sale.
concrete gutter problems include:
Dripping & Leaking
The main problems we solve
Damp, mould & leaking
Finlock gutters have no fall on them, so it is easy for water to start to sit in them. This can lead to concrete gutters overflowing or if they are cracked you will start seeing a continuous leak.
As the water sits in the concrete guttering and then seeps into the fabric of the brickwork, it causes dampness inside the building and leads to the risk of mould which is hazardous for your health and home.
You may see patches of dampness on the exterior brickwork or even mould appearing on ceilings inside the property, along with peeling wallpaper, staining and tiles pulling off from walls.
Due to the expansion and contraction of the concrete gutters with changes in the temperature owing to the British climate, the concrete can shift which causes cracks. This allows water to sit in the drains and then leak down into the brickwork and if not fixed immediately causes great damage. This can also lead to concrete gutters overflowing, or if cracked causing a continuous leak.
Sagging gutters & bowed windows
As the guttering fails and is filled with water you will notice they begin to sag downwards – this is because concrete guttering weighs around half a tonne in weight in itself, and more with water added.
As they are often connected to door and window joists this can then begin to make them difficult to open and close or bow completely under the pressure and, if not repaired, can even fall off in a block.
The concrete guttering overhang on an average property (6m per side) is around half a tonne in weight. If you have new windows fitted without proper reinforcement then your new uPVC windows can bow under the weight.
Concrete guttering merely sits on top of level walls which encourages water to puddle, whereas new guttering is tilted to ensure the runoff of rainwater.
Cold bridging is when cold materials meet warmer ones which results in the cooling of the warmer material. Cold bridging can be problematic in all weather conditions and affects not only how well-insulated your home is but also how much it costs to heat. It can impact your interior décor as well as your wallet.
Interior damage to your home
When left unattended, the cold, moisture and mould that is caused by failing gutters begin to damage your interior décor from peeling wallpaper, bowed tiling as well as damp and mould stains. In extreme cases of neglect we have seen walls cracked badly from the guttering.
Redecorating is a waste of time, as the underlying issues need to be addressed first to stop these problems completely.
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There are two main solutions to fixing ageing concrete guttering.
A quick-fix solution which is more budget-friendly is to have the concrete guttering lined. Our lining process is comprehensive and more thorough than any other guttering company – with top-quality materials and additional layers for greater protection.
If caught early, lining can be an effective solution that will last for a number of years. However, ultimately the same problem will occur in time and need repairing again.
By far the most comprehensive and successful solution is to remove the old guttering completely and replace it with durable uPVC guttering.
Our removal process is comprehensive and effective improving the thermal efficiency of your home and reducing the risk of condensation and dampness. Although more expensive initially, removal saves you money in further repairs or maintenance later, as well as heating costs.
Finlock Removals – the team to trust
Finlock Removals have been trusted by many as we have proven time and time again just how reliable we are in both our customer service and the standard of our work – we have a long list of contented clients.
We have now removed over 26,000 metres of concrete gutters throughout the UK giving you the confidence that your gutter removal is in the best hands. We keep you updated throughout the process and that all work is of the highest standard. We also clear up after we’ve finished – leaving your house looking smart and tidy.