Im­press with new spout­ing

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The wettest sea­son Christchurch has seen in decades is at last com­ing to an end, giv­ing spout­ing sys­tems a wel­come break and home­own­ers the chance to tend to a line of de­fence that is both es­sen­tial for keep­ing a prop­erty wa­ter­tight and cre­at­ing a good im­pres­sion.

By paint­ing fas­cia boards at the same time as re­pair­ing or re­plac­ing cor­roded and un­even gut­ters, even the most dated home can be brought into the 21st cen­tury with a smart new look.

Stream­line Spout­ing Sys­tems owner Danie Van Biljon says many peo­ple have been wait­ing for the weather to clear be­fore do­ing some­thing about old spout­ing.

With the com­pany able to paint and pro­tect fas­cia boards while in­stalling new spout­ing, Danie ex­pects his team will be busy for sev­eral months giv­ing at­trac­tive new ac­cents to homes across Can­ter­bury.

Seam­less spout­ing is avail­able in a wide range of colours for a nat­u­ral fit with the com­pany’s fas­cia cov­ers, which con­ceal age­ing tim­ber for an in­stantly ap­peal­ing new style that never needs re­paint­ing.

‘‘Cov­er­ing or paint­ing fas­cia pan­els pro­tects the tim­ber, which is very im­por­tant for the long-term in­ter­ests of your home,’’ Danie says.

‘‘It also looks re­ally good; you can put new spout­ing and fas­cia cov­ers on a brick house from the 1960s and it sud­denly starts look­ing quite mod­ern.

‘‘As far as plan­ning and ex­pense goes, it’s def­i­nitely eas­ier to do the fas­cia boards and spout­ing at the same time,’’ he says.

Stream­line Spout­ing Sys­tems deals with spout­ing is­sues of all kinds, from con­sult­ing on in­sur­ance claims and quot­ing on re­place­ments costs to retrofitting snow straps and in­stalling com­plete sys­tems on new-builds.

Danie ad­vises peo­ple to take a look at their spout­ing the next time they’re in the gar­den, to see if they can spot any is­sues best dealt with in the dry months.

‘‘If you wait un­til win­ter, you may not have the pro­tec­tion when you need it,’’ he says.

In post-earth­quake Christchurch, one of the most se­ri­ous spout­ing prob­lems re­lates to gut­ters that, due to shift­ing ground, no longer prop­erly chan­nel wa­ter into a down­pipe.

This can cause wa­ter to po­ten­tially over­flow into wall cav­i­ties and ceil­ing spa­ces, cre­at­ing un­seen dam­age.

For a free as­sess­ment and quote, con­tact Stream­line Spout­ing Sys­tems on 03 344 5744 or 021 875 462, or on­line at spout­ing2u.co.nz.

New spout­ing and fas­cia-board cov­ers fit­ted by Stream­line Spout­ing Sys­tems have brought this brick bun­ga­low up to date with a mod­ern new look.

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