There are a number of different options available for supporting your guttering. Ensure that this isn’t an ignored aspect of your guttering, as poor or inadequate supports and fixings can cause guttering to leak, which can have serious consequences for your home. Specialist guttering companies will ensure that your guttering is mounted appropriately, and be able to advise you if you believe there could be a problem with the support for your current guttering.
There are several ways of supporting guttering. The majority of homes will have fascias and soffits which offer support for the guttering. Brackets are screwed to the fascia board to hold the guttering in place. Guttering should be installed at a slight gradient towards the downpipe to create a good movement of water. Downpipes themselves are commonly kept in position by brackets screwed directly to the wall. Various kinds of guttering will require brackets at different spacings to ensure stability and durability.
If your property doesn’t have fascia boards to support the guttering, there are a number of other possibilities. Side rafter brackets are the most popular. These refer to a style of bracket that is fixed to the side of the rafter board. Top rafter brackets are a similar option where the bracket is fixed to the top of the rafter. Rise and fall brackets are the final option. They are driven into the brickwork and can then be angled to support the guttering at the right angle.
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The market town of Bridgwater within Somerset includes a population of 33,698 and situated on the main communication routes through South West England. This population has risen substantially since 1951, when it had only 7,800 people. For property improvements you need in the near future, make sure you use only vetted specialists in the region and compare quotations to be sure the top price.