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Advanced Roofline NI – Dry Verge Systems

What are Dry Verge Systems?

Dry verge systems are used when roof tiles finish on an open edge. It covers the tiles on the gable of the house and can be especially useful where cement has became cracked or loosened. The verge system laps over the roof tile and is secured simply onto your fascia board.

The verge of the roof is probably its most vulnerable part due to exposure to wind and water penetration. The purpose of dry verge is to protect exposed roof tiles and to help secure this line. With the benefit being that as well as protection, it provides an attractive low maintenance finish to your roofing.

Dry Verge VS. Wet Verge

If you live in an older house or have a gable roof then you may have ‘wet verge’ roofing. This is when the outer ends of your verge units are fixed with mortar to prevent water or pests getting in. The problem with wet verge systems is that they’re not very durable.

Mortar can’t tolerate the wear and tear that comes from extreme weather conditions or the natural movement within properties. And even after short periods of time, mortar can become cracked and begin to deteriorate.

Advantages of Dry Verge

Easy Installation

In comparison to wet verge, dry verge offers easy installation. With many units that can be fitted to either side of your roofing, so you’ll only require one verge system instead of two.

At Advanced Roofline, we can take care of all your dry verge needs with everything from supply to quick and easy installation.

Cost Effective

High quality dry verge units are made from durable plastic or often uPVC which can dramatically increase your roof’s lifespan.  It’s also very low maintenance so once you have it installed there’ll be no further cost or hassle.  Unlike wet verge, your new system will not deteriorate or crack overtime.

Stops leakages and Wind Uplift

The main purpose of verge installation is to stop rainwater, damps and pests from getting in your home. Dry verge can do this effectively as it comes mechanically fixed and with each individual unit screwed in, for optimum results.

Moreover, dry verge protects your roof from wind uplift meaning that your tiles and slates are completely secure. It will help to stabilise the most vulnerable parts of your roofline so you don’t have to.

Allows for Natural Movement

Our homes will always have some natural degree of movement and your roofing needs to accommodate this. The uPVC material used in dry verges allows for this movement and will not become damaged during the process.

A Clean Finish

Dry verges provide a clean, modern finish to your home and their durability means that they will look good for years to come.  You should also have a wide range of uPVC verge colours to choose from. Meaning you can pick a colour that blends into your home or one that will enhance its appearance.

Choose Our Dry Verge Systems

At Advanced Roofline we stock, supply and install only the highest quality roofing products, available across the whole of the UK. Providing you with everything you need for your new dry verge system, which is designed to last a lifetime.

Many of our products have even achieved a BSI Kitemark Certificaton, ensuring our customers always receive products manufactured to the highest specification. This means we can also offer you Advanced Roofline’s exclusive product guarantees across all of our ranges.

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What Is A Roofline and How To Know If Yours Needs Replacing

The roofline of your property is so important, yet many of us have barely even heard the term used, let alone got to grips with what this is and how to look after it.

So we thought it was time that changed.

That’s why we’ve put together this guide to take a detailed look at what your roofline is, what it does to protect your home and why it’s so vital that you replace an ineffective roofline if something goes wrong or becomes damaged.

So, if you’d like to be more clued up on how to protect your property, read on to find out more.

What is a roofline?

A roofline is not simply one thing. Instead, it is the term used to describe the combing of four important features that together make up the roof of your property. These four features are fascias, soffits, bargeboards and guttering.

Below, we’re going to give a more in-depth description of each of these and look at why these are such an important part of your roofline.

Fascias

Fascias are the boards that run along the edge of a property’s roof and these are fixed directly to the roof trusses. They are there to support a good deal of weight from the roofing itself, so as you can imagine, these need to be strong – especially in bad weather such as heavy rain or strong winds.

Why are these important for protecting your home:

  • They protect the exposed ends of rafters, which can reduce the risk of damp or rot
  • They hold the bottom row of roofless in place
  • They give you a solid base on which to attach and hold your guttering

Soffits

The soffit boards are the section that overhangs your roof. These are less visible than the fascias, which means they are slightly more protected from the elements.

Why are these important for protecting your home:

  • The soffits protect your rafters from small animals and insects getting inside
  • They seal your roof space and prevent moisture from getting in

Bargeboards

Bargeboards are very similar to fascia boards, but these are fixed onto the diagonal eaves of your house. Again, these are designed to protect your home from the elements.

Why are these important for protecting your home:

  • They cover exposed rafters and prevent moisture from getting in

Guttering

You’re probably most familiar with the guttering on your house. This runs all the way around the outside of the property and is connected to a downpipe used to divert water away. This can either feed into a water butt or a soakaway.

Why is this important for protecting your home:

  • Guttering drains rainwater away from your property
  • It ensures that water is collected or diverted back into the ground, so it does not pool around your property

How do you know if your roofline needs replacing?

There are several key signs that your roofline might need replacing and you should regularly check for these to ensure any damage doesn’t become too big or costly.

The key signs that you should look out for include rotting or flaking wood around the roofline, blistering paintwork, rust or watermarks and signs of animals living in your roof (for example, droppings).

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important that you take action right away and don’t let them get any worse. It’s also important that you get a professional in to install or replace any parts of your roofline and don’t try to sort this out yourself. So get in touch with us if you need a new roofline.

Why it’s vital that you replace an ineffective roofline

Finally, your roofline is your homes first defence against the elements and therefore, it is such an integral part of the structure of your property. If it becomes weak or damaged, this could have some serious issues for your property in the future.

So, to sum up, we’ve pulled together a few key reasons that you need to make sure you replace an ineffective roofline as quickly as possible:

  • To continue protecting your property from the weather, animals and insects
  • To future-proofs your home and stop it from becoming weak or damaged
  • To keep your home looking fantastic all year round
  • Because a quality roofline is easy to maintain and can stop bigger problems from arising

 

 

 

 

 

Seamless Gutters

Everything You Need To Know About Seamless Gutters

Seamless aluminium guttering in Northern Ireland is a great option for maintaining and extending the longevity of your property’s roofline. 

So what is seamless guttering and why is it a good choice? As the name suggests, a seamless aluminium gutter system has no joints or fasteners. It is a continuous length of gutter, and its only join is where it meets with the downpipe. 

No joints and seams makes it much harder for seamless aluminium gutters to leak, therefore vastly reducing the likelihood of leaks and water damage. The purpose of guttering is to act as rainwater drainage from your roofline. Water is carried away from your roof – and more importantly, from the fabric of the house – and deep down into the ground. 

Without effective rainwater drainage attached to fascia boards, water can pool and seep into walls and ceilings, causing damp, water damage, wood rot and mould within your house. As well as damaging your house, your garden or outside areas can be impacted by uncontrolled rainwater, which can wash away soil and landscaping. 

As this type of gutter is roll formed as a continuous piece, there are less places in a seamless aluminium gutter for debris like moss and leaves to collect. Therefore they are less likely to become blocked and overflow. They therefore require less maintenance and cleaning over time than traditional guttering.

Seamless aluminium guttering in Northern Ireland is often extruded aluminium gutters. Extruded and pressed aluminium is an increasingly popular type of seamless gutter, as they come in a range of styles, from ogee gutter to square styles. An ogee profile can look like traditional Victorian styles, and square shapes can look great on contemporary houses and properties.  

As well as a range of styles, there are several colours available in seamless aluminium guttering in Northern Ireland. From marble white to charcoal grey to forest green, there is a palette to suit every roofline. 

The powder coating is a key feature of seamless aluminium guttering. Our aluminium hydro powder coat means your guttering is scratch resistant and maintenance free, with no need for painting or repainting.

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Seamless Fortex Cladding Benefits

In the world of construction, fortex cladding is growing in popularity due to its range of benefits such as high flexibility, low maintenance and long-lasting characteristics to name just a few!

So, what actually is seamless fortex cladding? Fortex® is a brand name given to a variety of advanced cladding products that enables users to receive the benefits of low maintenance PVC. Seamless fortex cladding offers a whole host of advantages and we’ll outline our top five favourite benefits below.

Durability

Fortex cladding is the perfect long-term cladding solution that offers the benefit of attractiveness yet proves highly durable, and with the UK known for its haphazard weather, seamless fortex cladding offers the durability to face whatever weather be that wind, rain or snow that is thrown our way!

Simple Installation

Fortex cladding is super lightweight making the installation process extremely quick and easy for any tradesperson. What’s more, is that it will arrive to you as a finished product meaning no laborious tasks such as painting, or spraying will have to be taken on once the fortex cladding has been installed. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the benefits of a high-quality, easy to fit and expertly finished product… A true luxury!

Low Maintenance

Once installed, seamless fortex cladding requires very little work to keep it in good condition helping you save both time and money! It may need the occasional wipe with soap and water but gone are the days of continuously painting and waxing to try and maintain its appearance which tends to be the case with other cladding panels such as wood or metal.

Reduced Heating Costs

With rising energy costs, there is no better time to invest in seamless fortex cladding! Fortex cladding provides you with that extra layer of thermal insultation meaning more heat is trapped inside your home and less home heating oil has to be used to keep you warm. What’s more, is that not only will it reduce your home heating costs, but it will also help decrease your environmental impact through your reduced energy consumption. So, it’s a win-win for both you and the planet!

Wide range of colours

Fortex cladding comes in a variety of both light and dark colours all of which exude refinement and modernism helping add a beautiful appearance to any building without the risk of the colour fading overtime. Seamless fortex cladding has been designed to merge with brickwork, windows and doors yet it still provides a decorative element helping to boost any building’s visual appeal.

With a variety of benefits seamless fortex cladding has to offer, it really is a no-brainer as to why you should choose fortex cladding for your next construction project. This product is highly durable, simple to install, easy to maintain and environmentally sound, all while enhancing the appearance of any building through its wide range of colours.

Contact Us

If you would like more information on our seamless fortex cladding, feel free to contact us on things cladding!

Telephone: 02825820391

Mobile: 07739906489

Email: info@advancedrooflineni.com

 

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Benefits of a Dry Verge System

Dry Verge System

A dry verge system is a modern roofing element consisting of interlocking caps that are placed on top of your roof tiles and run along the verge of your roofline. Typically, older properties have used wet verge roofing whereby mortar is applied to form a weather-tight seal along the edge of your roof. Wet verge systems, unlike a dry verge, are less durable and require regular maintenance due to their natural deterioration over time. A dry verge system, on the other hand, offers a multitude of benefits for your roofline which we’ll outline below.

Highly Durable:

Dry verge systems are constructed using high-quality, long-lasting materials and therefore are effective in ensuring your roofline is optimally protected. Due to the absence of mortar, a dry verge can withstand harsh elements such as wind and rain. This means costly damages associated with these weather conditions can be avoided.

Low Maintenance:

A dry verge system requires minimal maintenance (if any) compared to traditional mortar-based systems which require regular maintenance to mend or replace deteriorated mortar. This means a dry verge is a cost-effective method for protecting your roofline as repairs are highly unlikely.

Easy Installation:

A dry verge system is relatively quick and easy to install. This means your roofline project can be completed in no time, helping you save both time and money.

Ventilation:

Another benefit of a dry verge system is that it can provide ventilation that is impossible with a traditional wet verge system. Due to their construction, air is able to naturally enter and leave, helping ventilate the roofing area. This natural flow of air means increased levels of condensation can be avoided, and therefore the likelihood of mould and rot and the damaging impacts this can have on your roofing structure can be reduced.

Flexibility:

A dry verge system provides your roofline with the added benefit of flexibility. Your roof moves naturally, whether it’s due to strong winds or thermal expansion and contraction. Due to the interlocking caps used with a dry verge, your roof is able to flex and thus the damage i.e. cracks in mortar often caused by the restrictive movement of traditional wet verge systems can be prevented. The flexibility of a dry verge system means a small level movement in your roofline is possible without severe damage being caused.

Aesthetic Appeal:

Another advantage of a dry verge system is the array of colours and styles that it offers. A dry verge can be easily customised to suit the style/design of your home and can be easily manipulated to fit around corners and other awkward shapes, all while complementing your home’s aesthetic appearance. With the high durability listed as an advantage, this also means that your roofline will maintain a clean, slick, and high-quality finish for longer.

A dry verge system offers a range of benefits and is a fantastic investment for any homeowner who wants a protected, highly durable, and long-lasting roofline. Suitable for any type of roof, you can contact us for more information on dry verge systems and the various benefits they can provide using our contact details listed below.

Telephone: 02825820391 Mobile: 07739906489 Email: info@advancedrooflineni.com

 

Understanding Roofline and Why it Matters 

Understanding Roofline and Why it Matters 

Your Roofline Is Important

Most of us won’t spend too much time thinking about our roof.  But, if your roofline isn’t doing its job or you need an upgrade, it’s good to know a little.

Your roofline is the board that runs along the edge of your roofing and the top wall of your home. It’s made up of four elements, which are the fascia, soffit, bargeboards and guttering.  Each part is designed to do a slightly different job but they’re all important in protecting your home from tough weather.

Together, your fascia, soffit and guttering act as a barrier between your roof and the elements. They make sure your home remains weatherproof and properly functioning without wear and tear. If your roofline is old or becomes damaged, your home may begin to let in water and start to rot.

At Advanced Roofline we’ve been upgrading roofs for over 20 years. We specialise in high quality and low maintenance guttering, fascia, soffit, downpipe and cladding systems. Offering you a huge range of uPVC products in a wide selection of colours and wood effect boards – so you can finish your home the right way.

Fascia Boards

Fascia boards are an essential part of any roofing system, they’re one of the final touches that help tie everything together.  Fascia is the long straight board which runs along the lower edge of your roof trim. It’s fitted directly along the rafter ends and it closes the gap between each one. This roofline product is responsible for supporting the lower edge of the bottom row of tiles and carries all the guttering.

As well as support, fascia’s dry verge system will cover yours fittings ensuring that they are kept waterproof and well protected.

At Advanced Roofline our fascias offer robust, low maintenance and weather resistant support to your home.

Soffit 

Not all properties have soffit as part of their roofline, but if you do, it’s easy to spot. Soffit boards are an additional cover that sits along the edge of the roof. It’s tucked away under the fascia and protects the rafter by sealing it in.

The easy to install product can be ventilated to allow for air flow on the roof or ventilation can also be provided over the top of the fascia. Adequate ventilation means that these materials will be less likely to weather or decay over time.

It used to be that soffit was made from easy-rotting materials like wood and timber. Now they come constructed in aluminium and uPVC versions, which are not only durable but often come with a manufacturer’s guarantee.

Bargeboards   

Bargeboards are another type of fascia. To be exact, they’re the fascia which is located at the gable end or side of a roof. Just like standard fascia boards, bargeboards are used to protect the timber rooflines.

As they are attached to the gable, this part of the roofline can have a large visual impact on your home and can greatly improve its appearance.  Upgrade your roofline with us and we can match in a range of colours and uPVC wood effect boards, to suit your home.

Guttering

The guttering of your home plays an important role in draining rainwater from the roof of your property. It runs along the roof trim and is often connected to a downpipe that lead water into the drain.

At Advanced Roofline we specialise in seamless aluminium guttering. This system is best known for its durability with the pleasant advantage of a soft and aesthetically pleasing exterior. With no joints or fasteners, seamless guttering minimising leakages and extends its life expectancy by eliminating the need for repairs.

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What Are Seamless Gutters And Why Should You Choose Them For Your Home?

You might not have really put much thought into the guttering that runs around your house, that is, until it’s broken or needs replacing. Yet this is such an important part of your property and it plays a crucial role in drainage and diverting water away from the building.

But as with lots of aspects of our homes, guttering has developed and changed over the years and some of the older systems might no longer be fit for purpose, or perhaps they just have a shorter lifespan.

This is where seamless guttering comes in.

In this guide, we’re going to take a look at what seamless guttering is, what it’s made from and why you should choose this for your home.

So without further ado, let’s get started.

What are seamless gutters?

Seamless gutters, also known as continuous gutters, are drainage systems that only have joints at the corners where they meet with the downpipe. For the most part, these systems are made from aluminium. However, some models are also made from copper, vinyl or painted steel.

Some of the most common styles for seamless guttering include:

  • K-style gutters: These are the most commonly seen model and these have a more decorative appearance than some of the other styles.
  • Fascia gutters: This type of seamless guttering is only found in homes that don’t have over the rafter tails installed. Instead, fascia gutters have a smooth surface that takes on the role and purpose of the fascia boards. This means they hide the edge of the rafter tails.
  • Half-round gutters: This guttering looks like it sounds; it is a half-circle with an opening that faces the roof. These are not as deep as K-types and tend to gather debris faster.
  • European gutters: Lastly, European gutters are often recognised by the natural metals that are used in their construction. Another key difference is that the gutter bead is turned to the outside of the guttering in this style, and it is a half-round shape.

Despite serving much the same purpose, seamless gutters are different from regular gutters in that they have fewer components and separate pieces, they drain quicker and they are easier to maintain. But we will look at the key benefits of this type of guttering in more detail in the next section.

Why should you choose seamless gutters for your property?

Now that we have a better understanding of what these seamless gutter systems are let’s take a look at why these could be the best solution for your roof. Some of the key benefits of seamless guttering are:

1. To reduce the likelihood of leaks

The fact that these guttering systems have fewer parts to connect together means they are less likely to spring a leak. Think about it, less seams means less possible leaks, and it also reduces the overall risk of water damage.

2. To save yourself money

It’s definitely better for your wallet in the long term if you invest in a good gutter system rather than having to deal with a massive (and expensive) issue later on if your gutters break or leak.

3. To protect your garden and property

Not everyone is aware of just how crucial guttering is for protecting their home. Uncontrolled rainwater can destroy not only the surrounding garden and landscaping efforts, but also your home. This is because leaks can lead to mould, mildew, and fungi growing around these damp areas.

This means you could find yourself throwing away time and money on gardening that is repeatedly destroyed. Not to mention the damage that could be done as a result of the mould and mildew build-up.

4. They are easier to maintain

Seamless guttering takes less time to clean and debris doesn’t build up as quickly and badly as it does in a regular guttering system. Therefore, these are easier to clean and maintain and will last longer than more traditional guttering.

Again, this can save you money on cleaners and repairs.

Is it time you got new gutters?

If you’re thinking about replacing your gutters, whether they’re damaged, old or just outdated, you should certainly consider seamless guttering as a more cost-effective and maintainable solution for your home.

New Build Windows

Guide To Choosing Windows For Your New Build

Choosing the perfect windows for your new build is a big decision, and it’s one you don’t want to rush into. You want them to be functional, good quality and you want them to stand the test of time. But most of all, you want them to complement the look and style of your home.

However, with so many options to choose from, knowing which windows are right for your property can be a minefield!

That’s where we come in.

In this guide, we’re going to take a look at the different factors you need to consider, so you can ensure you are choosing the best possible windows for your new build.

Read on to find out more.

Understanding the different types of windows

As you’re choosing windows for your new build, you’re going to want to choose the perfect style that reflects your modern property whilst also matching your own personal taste.

To help you get on the right track, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with some of the most common types of windows available to you. These include:

Sliding sash windows

Sliding sash windows contain one or more moveable sliding panels. They are traditionally set inside a wooden window frame and were commonly used in Georgian and Victorian properties.

However, these are becoming more popular in new and commercial properties, and with a modern twist, they could be the perfect addition to your home.

Tilt and turn windows

Tilt and turn windows are one of the most popular forms of modern domestic windows. These allow you to pull the handle down so it tilts open a fraction or pull the handle up to unlock the window, allowing it to open fully, either inwards or outwards.

These give you more options for having your windows open wide or just enough to let in see fresh air and keep you secure. They also look great in modern properties.

Casement windows

Casement windows are either hinged on the side or on the top, and these different styles depend on the design of the home. For example, more contemporary properties tend to favour the side hung style.

These are one of the most energy-efficient options for your home, and as they come in a range of finishes and styles, you can find the perfect casement window to suit your needs.

French windows

French windows are designed in a similar way to French doors; they are hinged at the side and open outwards. They tend to have larger glass areas which can be great if you want to let in lots of natural light.

Although some think this type of window is a little outdated, it is actually very stylish, secure and versatile. They come in a range of finishes so you can find the perfect look for your home.

Working out window placement

The shape of the house will have an impact on where you put the windows, therefore, which type to choose. For example, a taller, more narrow house might benefit from longer or possibly horizontal windows.

Alternatively, smaller houses that lack natural light might benefit from larger windows that open up the space and let in more light.

Think carefully about where your windows are going to be placed, how many you’ll need and therefore, what shape/size they need to be. This can help to influence the style of window you choose.

Considering the costs

Finally, one of the biggest factors you need to take into consideration when choosing your windows is your budget and the costs of the different styles/finishes.

Some styles of window are more expensive than others, for example, casement windows tend to be more budget-friendly than, say, sash or tilt and turn windows.

The different materials also vary; for example, timber frames can be more expensive than cheaper materials like aluminium.

Keeping all of this in mind, you need to think about your budget before you settle on the type of windows you want for your new build. If you’re sticking to a tighter budget, it’s a good idea to shop around and compare vendors before you buy them.

If you’ve got a larger budget, you have more to play with, and you might wish to invest more in higher quality materials or finishes.

Seamless Aluminum Gutters

Seamless Aluminium Gutter Benefits

Seamless aluminium gutters are exactly what it says on the tin – seamless. They are made from one piece of material and have no joints or seams meaning they offer a range of benefits such as leak-resistance, durability, low maintenance and visual appeal. Due to the range of advantages seamless aluminium gutters offer, they are well-liked by roofers, gutter installers and homeowners alike. We’ll outline just some of our top benefits below.

Easy Installation

Gutters can be made from various materials such as copper or steel, however, aluminium gutters, are the perfect solution if you’re looking for something that can be installed safely, quickly and easily. Seamless aluminium gutters are made some a lightweight material, meaning they’re easy to manoeuvre and therefore even easier to install. Made to fit the exact dimensions of your home, you will receive the ‘perfect fit’ every time because when a gutter fits well, it functions well!

Low Maintenance

 Seamless aluminium gutters require minimal maintenance, a benefit I’m sure many of us enjoy. These aluminium gutters won’t require any further painting, and with our hydro power coat they are also scratch resistant meaning this product is completely maintenance free! Like with any gutters, now and again they will need a little clearing out of leaves and general debris. However, this won’t occur half as often because as we mentioned these aluminium gutters are ‘seamless’ so, there are no joints or fasteners for lots of debris to collect and cause any damage or blockages. They really are the perfect fit and forget product.   

Durability

 Aluminium is a rust-free material meaning these gutters are highly durable and long-lasting. With no joints or fasteners, there’s no need for any repairs once again highlighting the low maintenance capability of this product. A great option for the long-term, seamless aluminium gutters typically last between 20-35 years depending on the local climate/environment. Although here in Northern Ireland we can often face four seasons in one day, seamless aluminium gutters are a strong and highly durable product meaning they’re a very cost-effective choice, perfect for the times we’re living in!

Pleasant visual appearance

Seamless aluminium gutters are sleek and very neutral in appearance making them an extremely versatile product. No matter what style of property you have from old country cottages to modern masterpieces, aluminium gutters will complement any building or any design you have. With aluminium gutters you also reduce the risk of any unsightly cracks due to temperate fluctuations, as aluminium isn’t affected by thermal expansion, so, you won’t have to worrying about patching up any cracks or crannies. 

Leak-resistance

With no joints, seams or fasteners, seamless aluminium gutters prevent the likelihood of any leaks reducing the risk of any further damage to your property and therefore the need for any additional repairs. What’s more, your property will also be protected from any mould or mildew that could potentially cause greater damage to the property as well as health implications.

Long Term Investment

Seamless aluminium gutters are a great long-term investment for your property, and if you have any questions or queries or would like some more info on this product feel free to contact us!

 Telephone: 02825820391

Mobile: 07739906489

Email: info@advancedrooflineni.com

 

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Signs your Guttering needs Replacement

Gutter Replacement

Inspecting your guttering regularly is essential to ensure that they are working correctly and diverting rainwater away from your home. If left untreated, your seamless guttering will deteriorate over time leading to costly water damage and time-consuming repairs being required.

Regular gutter maintenance every few months will help prevent any serious damage to your property. We recommend thoroughly inspecting your guttering at least twice a year, especially after months of very heavy rainfall.

Cracks and Splits

Keep an eye out for any cracks and fractures in your guttering system. No matter how small and irrelevant you may think they are, it’s important to treat these as soon as possible as the splits will expand and grow over time, causing rainwater to seep onto your fascia boards or even into your home.

Sagging Gutters

Sagging gutters is an easy way to spot that your guttering may need to be replaced or repaired. This is often caused by debris such as leaves and twigs accumulating which prevents rainwater from adequately draining, causing the seamless guttering to become weighed down. It’s important to carry out regular inspections during the winter months as fallen debris is more likely to accumulate. If you spot gutters pulling away from your fascia boards, this can also be a sign that the clips have become loose and therefore your seamless guttering isn’t receiving enough support.

Signs of Water Damage

If you notice water damage underneath or around your guttering system, this is an indicator that your gutters may be leaking and causing water damage. If left untreated, this can affect your fascia and soffit boards resulting in the guttering system detaching from your home. So it’s important to get this rectified as soon as possible to avoid this costly damage.

Signs of Nails and Screws

If you notice nails and screws lying around your guttering system, this is likely a sign your gutters are working themselves loose. This means your gutters may become unstable and disconnect from your fascia and soffit boards, so it’s important to get this checked if you notice fasteners like these lying around.

Evidence of Rust or Mould

If you notice large areas of rust on your seamless guttering, this is a sign your gutters may be compromised and therefore will need to be replaced. You can usually repair small rusty spots yourself, but if you notice large spots of rust, it’s worth getting in contact with us, and we can explore your replacement options.

Peeling Paint

Seamless guttering is usually painted with a specific coating to protect it from the elements. However, if you notice that it is starting to peel or flake, this is a sign your gutters aren’t removing water efficiently, resulting in water lying stagnant and weakening the guttering system. It’s important to investigate this sooner rather than later to avoid costly long-term damage.

If you have any questions regarding your guttering system or have any queries about whether your seamless guttering needs to be replaced, you can reach out to us using the below contact details.

Contact Information

Telephone: 02825820391

Mobile: 07739906489

Email: info@advancedrooflineni.com

 

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Advanced Roofline – 5 Benefits of a Seamless Gutter for Your Home

Seamless Guttering Northern Ireland

If your home has trouble with leaks or water damage then it’s usually a sign you should replace your old gutters. Mould and paint peeling can also be tell-tales signs, but what are your options when it comes to new guttering?

It used to be that gutters came in sectional pieces that were cut to fit around the size and design of a building. However, seamless gutters are now fast becoming the preferred option for home owners – and for a good reason.

Seamless guttering is best known for its strength and durability. Unlike conventional guttering, it’s lengths of gutter are produced without any joints, seams or fasteners, which minimizes leakages and eliminates the need for repairs. And if that wasn’t enough, this guttering solution is well known to add to the beauty and lasting appeal of your home.

Here are the top five benefits of seamless guttering:

1.Low Maintenance

Apart from the odd cleaning out of leaves and dirt, seamless gutters tend to be very low maintenance. Unlike traditional sectional gutters, they come with continuous lengths so are much less likely to be blocked or damaged from leaves and general debris.

Due to its baked enamel, seamless aluminium gutters won’t flake or decay so you won’t ever need to worry about repainting.  At Advanced Roofline our seamless gutters are also coated with an aluminium hydro power coat which is scratch resistant and completely maintenance free.

  2. Adds to your Home’s Aesthetic

The appearance of seamless gutters is much more appealing than sectional. With the removal of obvious fasteners and gaps, your roofline will have more of a clean and finished appearance.

In a range of style options seamless guttering is also the perfect choice for a variety of properties. Whether your home is of a classic or modern style, this guttering solution will greatly add to its aesthetic.

 3. Easy Installation

The most time consuming part of installing new gutters is measuring, cutting them to size and fitting them all together. Seamless gutters however are made bespoke to fit the exact dimensions of your home, achieving a ‘perfect fit’ each and every time. 

When gutters fit well, they function well. So here at Advanced Roofline we offer supply and fitting with a process that is quick and easy.  Our entire gutter system range comes attached with concealed support brackets, and a lightweight material makes them easy to move when installing.

4. A Range of Colour Options

Seamless aluminium gutters offer a neutral and aesthetically pleasing appearance, making them the perfect rainwater system for a range of homes. And with modern seamless gutters you can choose from a wider selection of manufactured colours.

Advanced Roofline NI offer an extensive range of colours in the options; marble white, royal brown, rich ivory anthracite black, charcoal grey and forest green. Unlike traditional guttering, seamless aluminium is not prone to colour bleaching meaning it will look ‘like new’ for years to come…

5. Durability

One of the many benefits of seamless aluminium guttering is its durability. Aluminium does not rust and is corrosion free, meaning it is far less likely to leak.

Seamless gutters have an expected lifecycle of around 30-35 years.  So although they may seem more expensive to begin with – it’s both a cost-effective and lifelong investment for your home.

Tilt Windows

8 Benefits Of Tilt And Turn Windows

Tilt and turn windows have been around for decades and are increasingly becoming more a popular solution for new homes or those having their older windows replaced.

These windows are essentially three different styles in one: the fixed window, the swing-in window and the turned out window.

They serve a number of different functions, and as a result, they have a number of both overt and subtle benefits.

So if you’re considering which new windows to choose for your property, let us help. Below, we’ve pulled together a list of eight key benefits of choosing tilt and turn windows.

1. You have a range of ventilation options

One of the greatest and most obvious benefits of the tilt and turn windows is that it offers a varied range of ventilation possibilities.

If you just want to let in a small breeze, keep out the wildlife and manage the temperature of a room, then the tilt function makes this possible. It allows hot air to escape out the top of the window without letting in huge breezes of air.

Similarly, if you decide you want to get a lot of ventilation and airflow into the room, you can  use the turn function to create a much larger opening. So ultimately, you have more control over your environment.

2. They are easier to clean

For most of us, window cleaning isn’t the most fun job to do around the house, so you want it to be as easy as possible to complete. However, the turn function on your tilt and turn windows can make it much easier to clean both the interior and exterior without having to find a ladder or put in a lot of extra effort.

So not only does this make cleaning your windows quicker and easier, but it also makes it much safer as well.

3. They have better air seals than other styles

Other types of windows, such as sliding or hung windows, can be more prone to air and water leakage because their seals may not be as high quality. Tilt and turn windows tend to yield a much better air seal than many other styles, therefore making them more airtight and waterproof.

This can be very important, particularly during the colder months, for keeping your property warm and dry. It also makes your rooms more energy-efficient, reducing the amount of heat that escapes or drafts that sneak in.

4. They offer better security

Because the actual tilt and turn functionality requires a more robust internal hardware with multiple locking points, this can make these windows a lot more secure than other styles.

Not only this, but when using the tilt function, the swing in hinges allow you to have the window open without an intruder being able to force their way in or pull it open from the outside.

This can also be ideal for families with young children who may be concerned about having large open windows.

5. You can opt for larger windows

Many companies that offer tilt and turn windows will offer a range of sizes, and often you can get these made much bigger than standard windows or other styles. As such, these can be perfect if you want to have a lot of natural light in a room or if you have a big space to fill.

What’s more, these larger windows can offer better, unobstructed views, which is great if you have an amazing view outside that you want to make the most of.

6. They can be great space savers

If you’ve got a smaller property or perhaps just some smaller rooms, the flexibility of tilt and turn windows can be very freeing. For example, if you’ve chosen to have these installed in your bathroom, you can leave the window tilted for constant ventilation without worrying about having a huge window swinging back into the room.

And this doesn’t just apply to bathrooms. It can be helpful in any small room or space you have in your home.

7. The windows also act as a fire escape

Of course, we hope that you never have to use the window for this function, but the ability to turn the window and open it wide also makes this an important safety feature and means of escape should a fire ever break out in your property.

8. They look great

Last but not least, because these are becoming more popular, many providers have begun offering a range of styles and finishes on their tilt and turn windows. This means you’re guaranteed to find the right finish for your home.

You can also choose to add bars for a more traditional look, change the material or finish, have different opening configurations to suit your needs and even have these spray painted if you need a more specific colour/look.