Whether you're in need of gutter repair solutions or a complete gutter replacement, we can assist you with an extensive variety of guttering choices. All are delivered fast direct to your home or project location.
With modern materials and new easier installation methods, the choice of guttering has never been better. Clear Amber also manufactures all the relevant rainwater accessories you’ll need to complete your project, including downpipe, sealant, brackets and clips.
Types of Guttering
Guttering is manufactured from a range of different materials including aluminium, plastic, steel and cast iron. Each material offers varying qualities and lifespan so when researching a gutter replacement it is worth knowing the pros and cons.
The type of gutter can also vary by profile or shape. The most common profile of guttering is deep flow (sometimes called high capacity) as is the optimum size for water capacity whilst suiting residential properties in size, for fascia depth.
By selecting aluminium guttering you are choosing the most cost-effective option on the market and can be assured that your installation will last for many years. Liked for its durability, an aluminium gutter has no rust risk like other metal variants, for example, steel.
The issue of brittleness and cracking that comes with plastic guttering is also avoided when installing aluminium guttering. It doesn’t fade or split with age like PVC.
If you want the best value for your money and peace of mind then aluminium guttering is the choice for you.
A plastic gutter is the lowest cost guttering choice available today. For short-term projects, it is a popular option due to its budget price point.
Lightweight and cheap are the two benefits of selecting our plastic guttering range. The main disadvantages of plastic guttering are its short lifespan, susceptibility to breaking and colour fading.
Is plastic guttering the most cost-effective? No, calculating lifespan versus initial cost shows that aluminium guttering is the best value for money gutter.
Metal gutters have been around for years, starting originally with cast iron guttering centuries ago. Now there are also zinc, copper and steel gutters available.
Metal guttering was traditionally the most expensive option, however, the latest aluminium gutters can prove as economical as any plastic variant.
The crucial question for any roof gutter is: Will it last against the test of time and weather? Our metal guttering will do just that. For example, Aluflow Aluminium Guttering will last over 30 years.
It is worth being aware that some metal guttering has challenges with rust which can increase maintenance costs. Primarily, rusting is associated with cast iron or steel, like lindab guttering.
Common Guttering Colours
Most modern gutter systems are offered in black, white or grey as standard. These are by far the most popular colours for domestic installations. Modern systems, like Aluflow, can be purchased in any colour so if you want to match a specific colour theme you can.
Black is by far the most popular colour of guttering in both residential and commercial installations. It provides a dark contrast to lighter house walls or as a complement to darker tiled roofs.
As a neutral colour, the black gutter offers great flexibility to match a range of house colour themes. Whether a modern house extension or roof gutter for a rural home, black gutting is a great low-risk choice.
White guttering is another common colour choice for residential properties. Mainly used on domestic homes, it is suited well with white facia or roofline.
Installing a white gutter is often chosen for outdoor projects like when building a lean-to with polycarbonate or corrugated clear roofing sheets. The lighter colour links nicely with clear sheeting of any type.
Grey guttering is the next most popular colour choice. The rise in popularity of grey windows and doors has in turn increased the use of grey guttering.
A grey gutter provides a more modern style that is excellent for modern or contemporary homes or rooflines.
Have more questions about Guttering?
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Plastic guttering is considered to be the cheapest option and aluminium guttering is recognised as the most cost-effective choice.
For marginally more cost an aluminium gutter will significantly outlast any plastic system and is substantially less prone to breakage or cracking. Some aluminium guttering types like Aluflow are also designed to be easier to install than plastic, making aluminium an increasingly popular choice for homeowners.
It is best to clean your gutters at least twice a year as a good maintenance practice. Once cleaned out it is a good time to check for any leaking gutter joints and fix them with a Securbond sealant.
If your house has surrounding trees you may need to clean your gutters out more regularly to avoid blockages.