With the high likelihood of rain, wind and other problematic weather conditions on the horizon as the winter months close in, you need to pay extra attention to your guttering at this time. When you spot leaks, blockages and other damaging factors, it’s essential you deal with them as soon as possible.

Failing to deal with these issues can lead to significant problems, including pooling at the side of the building, structural instability, increased risk of dampness, wall staining and more problematic issues. So, what can you do to prevent this?

If you are looking for more about how you can clean and repair your gutters to ensure they continue to last for longer, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our comprehensive guide and enjoy happy, healthy gutters for longer.

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How to clean guttering

There are plenty of gutter cleaning tools to choose from. Whether you’re a commercial property owner, an established cleaning professional or a DIY lover, you’ll be thankful for these options. They can make your cleaning tasks simpler.

Opting for a gutter brush can also be essential for keeping the gutters clean and clear from leaves and debris. Just give them a brush every few months, which can help reduce the risk of blockages and prevent gutters from needing expensive repairs.

If you have issues with downpipes constantly clogging up, you can also choose wire leaf guards to intercept leaves from entering the system and blocking the water’s exit.

We explore how to clean gutters in our dedicated guide, covering issues like how to unblock a guttering downpipe and remove debris from the roof, ensuring you have all your bases covered.

If you have a conservatory, check out ‘How to clean conservatory guttering’ for advice for this specific situation.

man cleaning gutters with a skyvac

How to repair guttering

We have a dedicated guide for how to repair guttering that includes concise information about the types of damage you can expect from leaking gutters, and the solutions for preventing these issues with simple repairs.

Here is a breakdown of the topics covered for repairing guttering in our guide:

  • Blocked gutters.
  • Gutters with insufficient falls.
  • Leaking gutter joints.
  • Leaking gutter ends.
  • Holes in gutters.

Still not convinced? Well, if you doubt your guttering needs repairs, look at what damage a leaking gutter can cause. These damages, if left too long, can affect other parts of the building over time and be more costly to deal with in future.

heavy rain pouring on a blocked and leaking gutter

What is the average gutter cleaning cost?

The average cost to clean guttering can be anywhere between £18 to £200. However, like any good service, answers for how much to clean guttering will depend on various factors. These factors can include, but are not limited to:

  • The type of property and where it’s located.
  • Whether scaffolding is required.
  • The time spent on the job.
  • The height of the guttering system.
  • The quality of the gutters.

In some cases, there may also be situations where you’ll need extra work done which can bump up the cost. This could include replacements as blockages and other factors are likely to have damaged the system.

Downpipes might also need some cleaning which can push the cost up.

rusting copper gutter

What is the average gutter repair cost?

The average cost to repair guttering can be around £900.

Occasionally, repairs can be impractical. So, a replacement will be your only choice.

The average cost isn’t necessarily the total cost you will have to pay, as certain factors will affect the final price, such as:

  • The type of guttering parts and their length.
  • Guttering material.
  • The number of fixings and guttering needed.
  • Time spent on completing the repair.
  • The type of property and its location.
  • How severe the damages are.

Explore your options to make sure you get the most out of your repair. You can also check out our range of guttering to see what we have to offer for your requirements.

What are the different types of guttering?

Great question! You can find out more about the different types of guttering via our Help and Advice guide. See what varies between the different materials, unique guttering profiles and more.

gutter parts blue guttering close up of a gutter clip copper vertical guttering

We have an extensive collection of guttering guides committed to giving you a hand in your research for systems. Don’t wait to check it out to ensure you know what you need to make the right decision for your requirements.

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