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Why is Commercial Guttering So Important?

When was the last time you thought about the guttering on your commercial property? In the last few years? Never? You may think you can deal with guttering tomorrow, but – in the long run – this will only lead to more problems and more expense. For any commercial property owner, it’s vital that you stay on top of your guttering. This is why…

Damage prevention

Shoddy guttering can lead to numerous problems in the future, especially in those wet winter months. Firstly, if your gutters are damaged or blocked by falling debris, get them unclogged to prevent any water damage to your property’s exterior. Loose fixtures are also a dangerous hazard on the external premises. As well as affecting the function of gutters, they could pose a risk to staff on the site. Then there’s freezing. When snow melts and re-freezes on cracked guttering, it can cause much bigger, more expensive problems, or even allow water to freeze around other parts of your property’s exterior.

Look professional

Whether it’s for tenants or your own business, making the right first impression is essential for your reputation. Understandably, broken guttering displays a lack of professionalism and screams of neglectful housekeeping. Ongoing commercial gutter maintenance is important if you want your property to look professional and presentable. Ensure customers and residents remember the building for all the right reasons, not because they were drenched by leaking gutters. Keep aesthetics clean and respectable with regular guttering and well-fitted structures.

Save money

Failure to maintain your gutters will typically lead to damage to other parts of the roof, the building’s exterior or even its foundations. Well-maintained gutters can help avoid these scenarios and, in the long run, save you money on repairs elsewhere.

The right installation

As you can see, commercial guttering is incredibly important, which is why installations must be done to a high standard. If gutters are installed incorrectly, carelessly or with sub-standard products, it’s sure to lead to issues further down the line. The last thing you need is water running between the roof edge and gutters or poorly installed downspouts that don’t divert water away properly. Don’t leave it to amateurs. Professionals know how to get the job done and the right way to go about it.

Fix your commercial guttering today

If your commercial property needs new guttering, or even just a thorough inspection, contact DPR Roofing Huddersfield today. With 29 years’ experience, we are experts in roofing and guttering – equipped to deal with any issues your commercial property may be facing. Get in touch today to request your free, no obligation quote.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How soon will I get my quote?
A. faqOnce we have carried out a full survey of your property we will send you a detailed quote within 48 hours.faq
Q. Are you insured?
A. faqYes. DPR Roofing Leeds are fully covered for public and employers liability.faq
Q. Is your work guaranteed?
A. faqAll work is guaranteed. The guarantee length is dependent on the type of work being undertaken and range from 1 year to 10 years. Please ask for more details.faq
Q. Can we buy equipment from you?
A. faqWhilst we provide the roofing materials for work we carry out, we are not a stockists of roofing materials and thus you cannot buy roofing supplies from ourselves and do it yourself.faq
Q. Do you sub contract your work out?
A. faqNo all of DPR's team are professionally qualified in all areas of roofing work and therefore we have no need to sub contract. We only sub contract when any additional work requires a specialist professional e.g. electrician etc.faq
Q. What if the weather is bad on the date of my works?
A. faqThe safety of our staff and your property is extremely important to DPR and therefore we would postpone any work until a more suitable day.faq
Q. Do I need to take time off work?
A. faqFor your initial survey it may be necessary for us to have access to the inside of your property e.g. to look at leak areas. However any external works where access is not required would not need you to be present.faq
Q. How long will the job take?
A. faqRepairs are usually completed within a day and renewals can be a number of days. DPR will provide you with an accurate works completion date after the survey is undertaken.faq
Q. Can we pay by credit or debit card over the phone?
A. faqYes. We take all forms of paymentfaq
Q. When are you open for business?
A. faqWe are open from 6am to 5pm Monday-Thursday (6am to 4pm on Fridays) for office enquiries and 7 days a week for emergency works. We offer 24 hour emergency assistance.faq
Q. Do you carry out insurance works?
A. faqYes we carry out insurance works for all the major providers.faq
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Joined at the Hip: Terrace & Semi-Detached House Roof Repairs Explained


Terraced and semi-detached properties have their advantages. It’s easier to heat your home, with fewer external-facing walls, for example. However, things can become complicated when it comes to the join between the homes. Over-stretching trees or bushes, poorly maintained garden fences and – of course – too much noise, are all common issues between neighbours. However, arguably the trickiest is the roof. How do you go about having your roof repaired if it could interfere with your neighbour’s property? Keep reading as we discuss the ins and outs of adjoining roofs.

The importance of roof joins

Your roof needs to protect your property from the weather all year round. As well as the main roof covering, this means any joins need to be watertight. It’s no use having a watertight covering if water can seep into both properties through gaps where the two properties meet. To create this watertight join, roofers will need to overlap tiles with those on the adjoining roof. This is the preferred option when using the same kind of roofing material. However, in other cases, the flashing or a bonding gutter can be used to stop water ingress between the two properties.

Getting your neighbour’s permission

Even the smallest break between the two roofs will lead to water ingress and leaks. This will no doubt create more problems for you and your neighbours, with a potential risk to lives if water gets into your electrics. Needless to say, it’s best to tackle the problem head on and talk about any roof repairs or a roof replacement with your neighbours before work begins. Explain the work that needs doing and how your roofers will need to break into their roof to create a watertight join. With their permission, there will be no problems in the future.

Leaks from neighbouring properties

Another issue is that you might find water leaking into your home from your neighbour’s property. This can be complicated as you need to get the owner to admit liability, get the problem fixed and, most importantly, pay for it. The first step is to get a professional inspection. There’s no use creating friction between you and your neighbours if you’re not 100% sure about the problem. In most cases, the leak will be coming from either the roof or their pipes. Arrange a survey from a reputable roofing contractor and plumber to determine the source of the leak.

Roofing contractors in Huddersfield

When you’re in need of a roof inspection, you want a company that you can trust. DPR Roofing in Huddersfield has over 29 years’ experience in roofing, so we know exactly what to look for when it comes to leaks, roof damage or even guttering problems. Contact our team today to get the ball rolling with a thorough survey of your property.Read More
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