Whilst modern gutters are commonly made of plastics, the older and original fitted gutter systems for properties across Glasgow (in particular sandstone properties) are made from lead. Lead gutters are an extremely durable and versatile material for roof guttering. Offering a high level of malleability yet durable enough to cope with Glasgow’s often extreme weather, lead guttering is commonly found on so many of the older sandstone homes across Glasgow.
Yet despite the many pros of lead gutters, a negative that works against it is the poor installation (by roofers who simply lack the right skills to work with lead) and a lack of maintenance. Lead work is an area of roofing that few roofers in Glasgow are truly experts in and this means that so often, it can be poorly installed. Whether it is cut wrong, poorly supported (which can lead to ponding in the gutter), not angled for drainage or not cut into the side wall of the property, poorly installed lead guttering can lead to many roofing issues and water penetration.
At Balmore Specialist Contracts, we are lead work specialists and with over thirty five years of lead work in Glasgow, we are one of the leading experts when it comes to the fitting, replacement, repair and maintenance of all areas of lead work including of course lead guttering.
So whether you are needing new lead guttering fitted, repaired or replaced, Balmore are the expert roofers that you need to get the job done right.
Call our Glasgow head office today to discuss your requirements and receive a quotation for any and all roofing work you may require.