This is why:
- To guide rainwater off the roof and away from your home.
- To prevent damage to walls, fascia, exterior paint and woodwork.
- To prevent water settling around the foundation of your home.
- To prevent water ingress into interior walls and basements.
Broken guttering causes water to penetrate your home and can cause a lot of problems – woodwork can perish, mould and mildew can start growing as a result of increased condensation, damp patches spread, brickwork can erode with time, all of which could even lead to health problems.
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