How to choose the right guttering materials

Choose the right guttering materials for your project with Roofing Superstore. In addition to well-known brands we offer a range of styles and finishes to best suit your project. Find the perfect match of guttering, brackets and fixings for any domestic or commercial building.

How do I choose the right guttering?

It depends on the location and type of building, as well as the look you want to achieve. All of our guttering supplies give you more choice without compromising on quality or style.

Aluminium guttering

Aluminium has a high strength to weight ratio, whilst being durable and weather-proof. As a result, it maintains optimal performance over its lifetime. The heritage range from Alumasc suits traditional buildings as well as period and restoration projects with traditional jointing and fixing techniques. The contemporary range from Alumasc is tailor-made for today’s modern building design with a smooth, clean appearance. Both options are available in 26 standard colours and a number of different profiles. Specific colour in mind? Get the desired finish with BS or RAL colours available to special order.

Cast iron gutteringCast iron guttering

Cast iron is a long life, low maintenance choice which is also 100% recyclable. Capable of lasting in excess of 100 years when correctly installed, this guttering can also withstand the weight of storms, heavy snow and ladders. Fire resistance and low noise pollution also make it popular with both contractors and customers. It can adapt to various design capabilities making it suitable for installation in domestic, public, industrial or commercial buildings. Cast iron guttering can be used in a variety of applications including new and bespoke buildings, restorations, refurbishments and heritage work. Choose from a variety of profiles including half round, double spigot box and more.

Copper gutteringCopper guttering

Copper is a natural material which benefits from adjusting to the environment. It develops a patina over time to ensure durability and corrosion resistance in almost any atmosphere, not to mention having a highly desirable finish. The copper acts as an algaecide and fungicide which keeps the growth of moss and lichens to a minimum, meaning less cleaning and maintenance. Compatible with lead, cedar shingles and cast iron and does not require expansion joints on continuous straight runs of less than 100 metres. Lindab and CoppaGutta offer copper guttering systems in this fully recyclable material.

Plastic gutteringPlastic guttering

Plastic is a great option for those looking for a reliable and inexpensive guttering system. Practical and easy to install, it remains a popular choice for homeowners. It can withstand extreme temperatures and weather conditions such as hailstorms, without being dented or damaged. Designed to handle large amounts of water without cracking, leaking or overflowing, ‘deepstyle’ guttering is a great choice for areas with higher rainfall. There is no compromise on style either, with different profiles and colours available for every building. Choose from well-known brands such as Brett Martin, Freeflow and Kayflow for your plastic guttering system.

Steel guttering

Steel is a great choice for those looking for a low maintenance, easy to install guttering system. A layer of strengthened magnesium zinc alloy coats both sides of the steel to protect from erosion, whilst an additional top coat makes the surface scratch resistant. This also allows for high surface protection in coastal environments, maintaining a resistance to corrosion. Lindab coated steel guttering comes with a 15 year warranty thanks to the painted finishes, which are UV stable and will not crack or fade. By minimising the use of raw materials, energy and components, steel guttering is one of the most eco-friendly options available.

Still not sure which guttering material to choose?

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