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Gutters are a heavily used part of any roof based purely on what they have to deal with. The areas constantly are under stress and attack due to the water being directed there and, in many instances, remaining there. This often means they start to fail before the rest of the roof area.
A cost effective and simple way to extend the life is to do a simple refurbishment by coating with liquid. This means that upon completion there are no open joints which can be attacked as liquid roofing and repairs means a seamless solution is the end result. This is an ideal type of cut edge corrosion treatment. Below is a typical method to re-coat a metal gutter.
• Remove of any loose paint and corrosion by hand grinding
• Ensure the area to be coated is clean and dry.
• Tape all joints with butyl tape or coated reinforcement fleece/GFM.
• Use sealant to fill any large gaps over 2mm typically.
• Prime area to be coated (a peel test may deem this not required).
• Coat over reinforced joint areas 1.2kg/m2 allow to cure.
• Coat the entire area one coat 1.2kg/m2 typically.
This normally ensures a ten-year warranty is applicable. To summarise, you have a simple and effective solution, that is maintained, can prove to be very cost effective.
Typically, £35 linear metre is based on 300mm/200mm high gutter. You would also have to rely on scaffolding on many occasions. Either way, it is more cost effective than replacing the whole gutter area.