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Gutter Guards- Do they work?

So can gutter guards/brushes really keep your guttering clear and save you from having to clean them out yourself or hiring someone to do the job for you?

Listen – some people will rave about them and say they do a fantastic job- others not so much.
We can only tell you what our everyday experience is with them.

Not only are we professional upvc roofline installers- we also have a gutter cleaning and repair department. We are in our 19th year of business and do this work day in day out.
So I guess you could say we are pretty experienced. Gutter Guards

The idea of a gutter guard is to prevent leaves and roof debris actually entering the gutter space and blocking it up and therefore causing overflows and damp.

The idea that putting something in your gutter to prevent something blocking it seems slightly odd really- but this is what a gutter guard does. It sits in your gutter and supposedly stops leaves and debris getting into your guttering.

Trouble is – we have yet to find a way to stop leaves falling or rain washing debris off your roof- so the leaves keep coming……..

They sit on top of the gutter guard and yes- we find- your gutters still get blocked.

We often get calls asking us to come and remove gutter guards and we have seen gutter guards blocked with leaves.
It’s a dilemma!

I think our conclusion here would be- yes- they may help to keep leaves from blocking your gutters for a slightly longer period- however there is no real getting away from it- leaves will
keep falling and gutters will need checking and clearing on a regular basis.

To Cover or Not To Cover

When Mac first began- we already knew the problems that ‘capping over’ existing wood fascia and soffits causes. Our fitters are roofers and have seen the damage this causes.
We decided there and then that we would not do this. We have always stripped off all existing wood and used ‘replacement’ upvc roofline products.

There are a number of reasons for this: Read More

FASCIAS, SOFFITS AND GUTTERING

So- a long overdue update:

Our 18 years of experience has taught us that our customers happiness is just as important as the quality of work that they receive. If you’ve had any work done by our company and have a review you’d like to give us, then feel free to post one on Yell.com

If you visit Yell.com you will see all the brilliant reviews we have received! To top it, our customers rated us 5/5 stars. How impressive is that?

As most of us know, summer time is the time we all like to have barbecues, spend time with family and friends etc. Having something as simple as a fascia or gutter replacement could really spruce up the look of your exterior. We offer a brilliant range of colours. You can also chose from flat colours or wood grain style. (All within a great price range). Quality and affordability is always a thing we like to consider at Mac. We want you to receive the best and most affordable work possible.

If you’re thinking of having any work done why not now? In a few months it will soon be Christmas again, so most of us will be budgeting for that. Winter can be so unpredictable. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof all safe and watertight with quality fascia’s, soffits and gutters? Now is the perfect time to contact us. Visit our website for more details. Happy summer !!

uPVC Fascias, Soffits and Guttering

Yes I know- it’s not the most exciting of subjects- but- when your fascias and guttering start to fail- it’s got to be worth making sure that when you spend your hard earned cash replacing them- you only do it once?

There is only one way to do this job properly- strip back everything to the rafter feet- after all how else are you going to check whats going on behind and make sure you are going to get a good fixing for your new roofline?

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Fascias, Soffits, Guttering in uPVC

We are always really busy and work 50 weeks a year (we do allow ourselves a good break over Christmas !) So what you might ask- well – we have times of the year when we are REALLY BUSY and I mean so busy that we have to turn down work. This is frustrating because we like to be able to help everyone that contacts us.

What we find is that lots of people ring us when they are having big problems with leaking gutters and rotting fascias pulling down gutters. They tend to notice this more in the winter months when we have more rain and snow.

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Winter Is Coming… Check Your Guttering!

Yes it’s that time of year again. Darker nights, cold, wind, rain……. depressing eh!

All you want to do is snuggle up on the sofa with a good book or a nice film- warm and cosy…ahhh lovely. Then you look out of your window and see that mini water feature drip drip dripping…… ‘mmmm should have cleared out those gutters’- you think.

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