Guttering plays a vital role as it helps divert rainwater away from your home and funnel it to the ground, or into a storm water system.

Houses without gutters are more likely to experience wood rot on the fascias and soffits, and water could even begin to pool at the base of the building. This water will more than likely move under the foundations causing them to settle, and this could cause the wall above to separate from the rest of the building, resulting in structural damage. It is for this reason that your gutters should be repaired and replaced when necessary with high quality, water resistant alternatives such as colobond, aluminium or uPVC.

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Types of Guttering

Guttering is available in a choice of styles to suit different buildings and designs, and the most common types are square, round, ogee and deep guttering.

Square Guttering

Suitable for both traditional and modern houses, square gutters are strong and reliable and work well in areas where heavy rainfall is an issue. Square gutters have a high capacity and can deal with large volumes of rainwater.

Round Guttering

Round, or half round, gutters have a wide diameter and can either be in the shape of a semi-circle, or feature a straight back. Like square gutters, this style too can also cope with a large amount of rain water and are well suited to properties in areas of heavy rainfall.

Ogee Guttering

Ogee guttering is also known as scalloped guttering and is designed to aesthetically complement your home by providing a decorative finish to your roofline system. This style is ideal for use on larger residential properties and conservatory roof applications.

Deep Guttering

Deep guttering systems are ideal for properties with a large roof area such as terraced housing. The deep shape of this guttering style takes a large capacity of water meaning fewer downpipes are required.

Consumer Benefits

When you enter into a contract with a member of DGCOS to install glazing products at your home in England, Scotland, Wales or the Isle of Wight, you should receive the following.

  • Consumer advice line 
    We are on hand to answer any questions you may have once you have entered into a contract with a scheme member.
  • Deposit and stage-payment protection insurance
    This covers up to 25% of the contract value (maximum limit of £5,000) for 120 days, once your installation is registered with us.
  • Insurance-backed guarantee (IBG)
    An IBG provides protection if your installer ceases (stops) trading and cannot honour the terms of their written guarantee. You will receive an IBG once the member has added in a date on our system to show when they completed your installation.
  • Alternative dispute resolution 
    Our expert mediators are always on hand to help resolve any disputes you may have with one of our members.
  • Access to an ombudsman 
    You will have free access to an ombudsman if we cannot settle your complaint.

Please read the consumer advice section to understand the protection you may receive and the obligations you have. Click here to visit the consumer advice section.

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