Part of park home maintenance is looking after both the gutters and fascias. Newer park homes usually have a dual pitch roof, with UPVC gutters and down pipes. It is usual for park homes and holiday homes to have rainwater down pipes that discharge onto the ground only. This can cause problems and we recommend that wherever possible the gutters should flow into soakaways.
The fascia boards on older park homes are made from timber boarding, with newer homes having protective UPVC boards The picture depicts a common situation with gutters not having a soakaway, it can cause the following issues:
Prevention is always the best way for park home maintenance and preventing of further work. So we recommend installing soakaways to the downpipes and UPVC fascia boards to replace the timber boards. These are maintenance free and will not rot or distort. Another important job for maintaining your park home is to clear the gutters on a regular basis, this will allow water to run-off.
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