Process of Concrete Gutter Lining with Aluminium or Rubber

Finlock/concrete gutters are not very common. They are still be found in thousands of homes across the UK and can be difficult to maintain. Finlock gutters were originally built on homes between the 1950s-1970s, the concrete was used as a substitute for other scarce materials (steel) that were being used in the war effort.

Concrete gutters were considered sturdy and reliable when they were first built, but over time it has been proven that concrete gutters are a failing system and they will cause lots of issues for homeowners. As well as this, Finlock gutters need lots of repairs over their lifetime which can result in recurring costs.

As Finlock gutters age, they begin to break down, becoming absorbent. Because of this, they pose a lot of issues for homeowners. Finlock gutters require consistent repairs due to their porousness and unreliability. As they age, concrete gutters lose their waterproof abilities and allow water to leak through and cause damage to your gutter system and inside your home. When concrete gutters fail, the issues will, unfortunately, continue returning until the gutters are fixed properly and made waterproof again. The most common problems caused by concrete gutters are below.

Cold/thermal bridging is especially problematic in the colder months and can even affect your home’s energy consumption and how well your home insulates. When these problems occur, they can begin to impact the inside of your home and sometimes cause the wallpaper to peel away from the wall. This is negative for the interior and exterior of your home and can end in mould and dampness being produced. Additionally, it can result in costly interior decorating costs.

Finlock gutters can wear down and begin to sag, affecting the beauty of your home and the gutter’s functionality. As well as possibly putting pressure on your windows’ functionality and appearance.

Finlock gutters aren’t very reliable when draining water, meaning the water remains in the gutter system for extended periods of time and can cause issues with the fabric of the building. This increases the risk of mould and damp growth. In extreme cases, the water will cause a puddling effect and can attract pests or begin to collapse the guttering entirely.

Lining failure is caused by water that has trickled through due to the porousness of the gutters. It can be problematic and can lead to other damages. As such, it should be addressed immediately to avoid further costs. Finlock gutter lining is the best way to solve this issue and can restore some waterproofing to your gutters.

Damp and mould can start to grow and cause problems for the interior of your home. The damp and mould can grow significantly, causing the wallpaper to come away from the walls and possibly be an issue for your health.

To fix these issues, there are a few methods to seal your gutters and make them waterproof again. The main process is the concrete gutter lining, however, there are alternative methods such as aluminium concrete gutter lining and rubber concrete gutter lining. However, the aluminium concrete gutter lining is typically preferred as it is less likely to split.

Before investing in the aluminium concrete gutter lining, it is recommended to get all concrete gutter repairs you need to get your gutters back in working order. After this, you should install a new waterproof membrane to prevent them from coming back. This is called Finlock gutter lining or concrete gutter lining.

The process of Finlock gutter lining and sealing is simple but should be done by a professional.

To seal your gutters, you need no specialist tools, you just need to:

· Remove all debris and mess from the gutter and allow it to dry.
· Wire brush inside of the gutter to remove any existing flaky sealant or dirt.
· Fill any gaps inside the gutter with fast-setting cement.
· Coat inside of the gutter with an acrylic roof concrete gutter sealant.
· Apply a thick coat of sealant or two average coats to get the job done.

When considering Finlock gutter lining or relining it’s best to consult a specialist as the job may be too big for a novice and can be costly to rectify. If you’re considering a Finlock gutter aluminium or rubber lining job, contact a specialist today for a free quote.

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