Your home's gutter system is often overlooked. You don't really think of it all too often, but without a well-functioning gutter system, you could have considerable damage done to your infrastructure.
Water cannot run off your roof, which causes problems with your foundation and roofing. Consequently, a good gutter system is such a worthy investment for your home.
There're many gutter types for you to choose from. One of the most sought-after options is square guttering.
When you look at some properties as you drive down the road, you might notice that most homes have conventional, dreary aluminium gutters.
These gutters may be effective, but if you want something that offers a better sense of style, and a bit more unique, then you might want to consider square guttering.
What are Square Line Gutters, Anyway?
As their name suggests, square line gutters have a square shape that offers a modern design suitable for all building types and architecture. Square gutter units are obtainable in two different models: hi-square and lo-square.
Hi-square line gutters are 130 mm in height, and lo-square line gutters are 110 mm in height. Hi-square types cover the edges of most roof tiles and sheets to improve their appearance.
Unlike hi-square units, lo-square gutters are more economical and neater in appearance.
Square line gutters can manage considerable volumes of water, so if you live in a rainy and wet area, then this is an excellent option for you.
Square white plastic guttering is one of the most popular choice in the UK and is seemingly the most commonly installed profile on new build homes.
Why Choose Square Guttering?
The feature that sets apart this gutter type from others is its unique square front design, which ensures that the roofline is obscured and superior water carrying capability.
Square line gutters also have a large water catchment area, meaning that a reduced amount of water will overflow and escape during heavy rainfall runoff.
Suits Modern Homes
The square line gutter is very adaptable owing to its unique shape. It aggregates flawlessly with modern and old-style homes.
Square line guttering combines chic, contemporary style with increased water carrying capacity and better durability, ideal for modern homes.
Square line gutters are made from hi-tensile steel, a durable material that can withstand great strain without breaking or becoming deformed after many years of use.
This top of the range gutters will protect you against some of the most intense rainfall. The wide range of steel colours allows for a stylish finish and rust resistance.
Perfect for Low-pitched Roofs
Most fitting for low-slung roof lines common among modern homes, square gutters are available in a wide selection of current tones.
The high front of square line gutters is perfect for concealing the edge of a metallic roof, giving homes a sleek, clean finish, and an aesthetically appealing functionality.
Since aluminium is no longer available as a guttering material, hi-tensile steel is the best, hard wearing material currently available.
Square Line Gutters FAQs
What tools and accessories do I need to install square line gutters in my home?
One of the most important things to keep in mind when installing square line gutters is to pay close attention to the measurements and make sure the slope gradient maintains the correct ratio. The tools you'll need are:
Square-Line Gutter Accessories
Roll of string
Hacksaw/fine tooth saw
There is also a range of different accessories. These include:
Stop End (right and left)
Corner Angles (external and internal)
How frequently should square gutters be cleaned?
Maintaining your roof gutter system is fairly straightforward: it's recommended that you clean out your gutters a minimum of two times annually.
Gutters blocked with debris can cause water damage or a leaky roof to the exterior or interior of your property.
Contractors say cluttered gutters also make nice homes for mould, rodents, and pests. So, Keep an eye on your gutters.
Can you give me any pointers on the installation process?
If you are installing them yourself, start by laying out your roof gutters in front of the part of the house where you will be installing them.
Weld on any end caps and cut any holes for downspouts you might need. Then go up and fix your hangers.
Fix your hangers on architectural supports, like rafters, and space them closely together. This prevents the gutters from sagging, which can result in stagnant water.
Hang the gutters, so there is a small pitch towards the downspout, weld together any corners and attach the downspouts with zip screws or welding.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of Square Guttering?
Square gutters are generally made from uPVC Plastix, Zincalume or galvanised steel, and they can be bought in different colours to complement the exterior décor of your home.
Square line gutters are very tough and will last for many years with proper maintenance.
There're also many accessories that can be added to square gutters, including gutter guards, mitres, fixing brackets, and stop ends.
Unfortunately, square gutters easily clog over time. So, installing gutter guards to break up the fine debris can mitigate these clogs.
What colours are available?
The most commonly used colour in the UK is white. However we do also sell black, grey and brown. There's also light oak available which is commonly used on sheds.
Order EasyMerchant's 114mm Square Line Guttering
The 114 square gutter from EasyMerchant combines exquisite appearance and long-lasting performance making this gutter a well-liked choice for both tradesmen and homeowners.
If you want to install a high-quality gutter that is built to last, then look no further. EasyMerchant offers a wide selection of gutters and matching downpipe systems in a wide variety of colours to suit your home.
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