Rain Water Goods
Metal gutters have a low heat expansion/contraction coefficient. Additionally, they can expand or contract in relation to the weather conditions much better than plastic that tends to deform permanently with the strain of extreme weather changes.
Metal gutters take less damage as plastic ones due to ultraviolet light exposure. UV light causes plastic gutters to become brittle, weakening the brackets and rubber seals found at the joints. The result of such UV exposure and thermal movement is a parting of the joints and unavoidable leakages.
- Metal gutters are incredibly strong and able to withstand the most extreme elements. Improved moulding technology allows metal gutters to be designed to last. Some metal gutters are made of alloys that are very durable.
- Metal gutters these days employ seamless technology; this means that the likelihood of joints breaking down and splitting, or of screws and bolts eroding and snapping is eliminated. Therefore, there are no leakages to speak of either.
- Zinc, stainless steel and copper rainwater systems also have the benefit of unassembling, so as to clean if required. The downpipes can easily be taken off and also have rodding points built in.