The importance of commercial gutter maintenance

The disruption that blocked or damaged gutters could cause to your business would be likely to cost you a great deal of inconvenience and money.

With the UK weather being predictably unpredictable, commercial gutter maintenance is of paramount importance.

As a leading commercial roofing contractors in the UK, NWIR offer routine checks for blocked and damaged gutters as part of our commercial roof maintenance services.

In this blog, we discuss the signs that your commercial gutters could be blocked or damaged, and the best ways to keep them in top condition.

Signs of blocked or damaged commercial gutters

Damaged or blocked commercial gutters should never be ignored. Inevitably, small issues can turn into larger and more expensive ones over time.

If left untreated, your commercial guttering system won’t work effectively. This can lead to water infiltrating the foundations of your premises, potentially affecting its structural integrity.

Your commercial gutters are more likely to become blocked in the autumn months, due to falling leaves. However, debris can cause blockages in your gutters all year round, and damage to your gutters can occur at any time.

Indications that your commercial gutters may be blocked or damaged include:

  • Water spilling over sides of gutters
  • Sagging gutters
  • Rotten fascia boards
  • Cracked or split gutters
  • Peeling paint
  • Damaged or discoloured exterior walls
  • Cracked pavements
  • Plant growth in gutters
  • Noticing birds or pests around your roof
  • Unexplained nails or screws around your property
  • Foundation issues, such as cracks in walls

If you have noticed any of the warning signs listed above, then employing professional commercial roofing contractors, such as ourselves at NWIR, to get to the bottom of the issue is essential.

How to maintain commercial gutters

As a business owner, it’s vital that you maintain your commercial gutters to protect the structural integrity of your premises.

You should have your commercial gutters and downspouts cleaned every few months to ensure that water has a clear route away from your commercial roof. Leaves and debris should be scooped out, prior to flushing to check that water is flowing through properly.

As part of your commercial gutter maintenance, you should also perform a visual check for sagging, cracks, or corrosion to your gutters.

Speak to expert commercial roofing contractors for gutter maintenance

With over 100 years of experience in repairing, replacing and maintaining commercial and industrial roofs, NWIR are one of the most accredited commercial roofing contractors in the UK.

To schedule regular commercial roof maintenance with us, including checks for damaged or blocked gutters, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

You can give us a call on 0800 046 1500 or send us a message using our online contact form and we’ll get back you as soon as we can.