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Profiled Aluminium: Concrete Gutter Liners 

 

Finlock or concrete gutters have a history of failing. For this reason they are no longer installed, and are classed as a design flaw.

 

Why do they fail?

Concrete is an absorbant product. Over time it can become saturated and heavy, sections begin to drop. This causes the joins to dislodge, rendering them inaffective. The concrete will also be holding the water it has absorbed, leading to damp problems. In addition the gutter is built across the cavity of the wall, causing both interior and exterior damage when they leak.
 

What options area available to me to combat this problem?

 

Option 1:
Some apply bitumin to failing concrete gutters, this is a quick fix, and has a short lifespan. Over time, repeat applications reduce the overall volume of the roofline.

 

Option 2:

Others install rubber liners. This would fall within the bracket of a mid-term remedy. We, as a company have looked into installing this system. The pliable nature would make it an easier system to fit, however; we found that the 10 year guarantee we could offer for this product, (coupled with the same cost as aluminium to us to install it) just didnt make logical sense. The nature of the product means changing weather conditions can cause it to split at any point. Opting for an aluminium lining system, eliminates this problem.

 

Option 3: Gutters4u system: Profiled Aluminium liners

At Gutters4u Ltd, we line your failing concrete gutters with one continuous length of aluminium, profiled on site to fit the existing gutter profile.

The material is BBA approved and powder coated on both sides. It will not chip, crack, flake, expand or constrict during changing weather conditions. 

We offer a 20 year guarantee on the material and installation. We also uphold a promise to return and replace joint faiulre within this period free of charge.

 

Option 4:
A complete replacement service. This is extemely costly, and 99.9% of the time completely unnecessary!
If this option is being sold to you as the only one, every care should be taken to ensure you are getting the best advice on the options available to you. 

Removal is only required if the concrete has dropped to a point whereby the rainwater can no longer escape via the down pipe. Should we discover this, we would recommend you seek removal costings. 

When obtaining quotes for combating the problems associtaed with concrete gutters, we would recommend that you compare the cost of each system available alongside the long gevity of the system.

You may end up paying more in the long run for the quick fix options.

 

Our peace of mind package.

As part of the installation service, we offer a FREE 20 year guarantee. The material used is already backed by our manfacturers. This is because the powder coated aluminium has an expected lifespan that will exceed 20 years. It will not chip, crack, fade, split or warp like other lining systems.

 

As well as this peace of mind, we will uphold a promise to return to replace joint failure, as part of our guarantee.

It is important that the newly installed liners are kept free of deris from the roof in order to maintain the efficientcy of the system. This would also apply to the rainwater pipe(s). Unblocking debris in order to access and repair seals, would be a chargeable service. Seal replacemnet will always be covered within the terms of your written guarantee.

 

Upholding our guarantees:

Our company policy is to always keep our customers happy. We have numerous reviews across our social media platforms and take our reputation and customer engagement seriously.

We are members of the guild of Master Craftsmen, whom offer a reconciliation service should the need arise.  

Our Return Policy, is to attend on the first available dry day, upon the report of a problem.

 

 

concrete gutter lining

 

Finlock/Concrete gutters are a little unslightly

Why not add our painting service to your installation? It will improve the look of the roofline and illimate those water marks!

 

FAQ'S

 

Can you make an aluminium liner to fit any shape and length?

Our aluminium is available to a selection of widths. Most domestic properties fall into the bracket of the smallest width. These liners are 15" wide.

 

Does the liner sit beneath the roof tiles?

Yes, as long as the tiles are not cemented. If this is the case, we line to the maxiumum height of the back upstand. The liner will lip over the front fascia too.

 

I live in a terraced house, do my neighbours need there gutters lining too?

Not necessarily, we can seal each end of the liner to keep you water tight. 

 

How do you seal the ends or the corners?

We use external water resistant silicone sealants and fibrous paint. Covered by our 20 year guarantee! This means we uphold a promise to return and repair joint failure over this period free of charge. Regular clearing and unblocking of the gutters lengthens the lifesapn of the seals.

 

Will I get a discount if my neighbours have a liner installed too?

Yes, as long as both installations can take place on the same day. It is always beneifcial to have the liners fitted across both properties in one length, as it minimises 'joins' in the system.

 

I share a ranwater pipe with my neighbour, thier gutters are not well maintained, what can I do?

In this case we would recommend that we install a rainwater pipe to your property. This will stop your gutters filling up, due to thier blockages. 

 

Can I get a quote over the phone?

Yes, if you are able to  provide the measurements of the length of the gutters, provide your postal code, and answer a few quick questions. We can e-mail you with a formal quote on the same day! All quotes provided are sent with a PDF detailing the process of installation, aftercare advice, and the terms of our guarantee.

 

How long does the work take?

Usually no longer than one day, dependant on the size.

 

Do I have to wait in whilst the work is carried out?

No, we just need access.

 

l have been told by a concrete gutter removal company that lining with aluminium damages the concrete, is this the case?

 

No, the vast majority of properties with concrete gutters are located in 'clusters'. 95% of concrete gutters remain, with liners fitted to combat the problems of absorbtion and leaking. If this kind of damage were caused by lining, we would see the majority of concrete gutters removed. 

 

There are situations wherby removal is the best option, however it is only necessary if the concrete gutter has sagged in the center and the water can no longer flow to the rainwater pipe. This only happens if the gutters have never been maintained or lined over a long period of time. If excessive sagging is discovered during the quotation stage (or installation), we would recommend that the lining service is not performed and that the removal option should be explored.

 

When will I receive my 20 year guarantee?

Upon completion and receipt of payment on the installation.

 

What doe the guarantee cover?

Our guarantee covers:

 

Chargeable services on a return visit include:

 

Our company policy is to always have chargeable work agreed prior to performing it. Permission by neighbouring property owners must be granted to enter there boundriy, or to perform work to there property.

 

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