Church Gutter Cleaning

Church gutter cleaning is a challenging task due the shape, size and height off the building. Cleaning church guttering safely will need special requirements and should be completed by an experienced gutter cleaning company.

Like all other buildings, churches need guttering to collect rainwater and to divert it away from the building accordingly.

Types of Church Gutters

Church gutters are usually constructed from durable cast iron metals in combination with lead dressed valleys. It is also common to find lead moulded reveals around columns to prevent rain water from entering the church. Blockages in these areas can damage the structure of the church. Some churches have some very distinct and decorative features such as elaborate ornate hoppers. Additionally, lead is sometimes beautifully dressed to form impressive outlets for rainwater to drain.

Church Gutter Maintenance

Gutters on churches tend to be more complex to maintain than standard buildings. This is mainly due to the position and height they are located in. Tight awkward angles make it difficult to access or to get any gutter cleaning equipment into them.

Furthermore, their tends to be additional areas of the roofline that can accumulate and harbour debris such as behind beams and columns.

Getting a competent experienced gutter cleaning professional in to clean the gutters on a church is essential. It is important that the person(s) are trained appropriately and have previous experience. The ability to safety carry out gutter cleaning maintenance on this type of property is crucial.

Why Church Gutters Need Cleaning

Churches are often located within grounds accommodating large well established trees and bushes. Trees and bushes provide a constant supply of debris to clog up the gutters, valleys, and behind columns.

In this example you can see plant life growing densely behind a column which would have eventually caused some serious damage to the building. Fortunately we were able to access this area and clean out the debris.

Furthermore, a church roof is often very large. The bigger the roof, the more debris can land on it, and that can wash in to the gutters and in to drainage system.

With this said, Church gutters need cleaning routinely to ensure they can cope with the rainwater it needs to be able to accept.

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