How our cast iron effect guttering is the obvious choice to achieve a period lookApril 16, 2019
If you live in a period home and you need to replace your gutters, it’s important the replacement system is sympathetic to its heritage look. With that in mind, our cast iron effect guttering is exactly what is required. However, because it’s constructed from high-quality uPVC, you can expect modern levels of performance in addition to that period look.
The origins of cast iron gutters
Cast iron gutters have been around since the 18th century and eventually superseded lead as the most popular gutter material in the 19th century. Very strong and non-porous, they could, and still can today, be attached directly to the fascia boards. They’re still used in various heritage applications thanks to their authentic appearance.
Cast iron effect uPVC guttering & downpipes
Our uPVC cast iron effect guttering system replicates the real thing incredibly well. It comes in either a Half-round or Ogee gutter style, which are the two most common styles of cast iron guttering. We also use fixings and rainwater hoppers that are based on the original designs for added authenticity. Most importantly, though, uPVC cast iron guttering has the textured appearance of real cast iron.
But looks are only one important consideration and there’s plenty of other reasons to consider our uPVC system…
Why you should consider cast iron effect gutters over the real thing
- Cast iron gutters are more expensive than uPVC rainwater systems so you can save yourself considerable expense.
- Over time, cast iron guttering will rust. So, to keep it looking it’s best, it will require redecorating periodically. uPVC, on the other hand, will not rust and it can be cleaned very easily so uPVC gutters will save you time performing any maintenance.
- Although they look great, cast iron gutters are very heavy, whereas uPVC is a lightweight alternative.
The best cast iron effect guttering from Roofline Solutions
Constructed from an estimated 84% of recycled material, our cast iron effect uPVC gutters are an excellent choice for any homeowner who wants to have a positive impact on the environment. Choose from either a Half-round or Ogee gutter style depending on which you prefer, and enjoy a traditional look without relying upon traditional gutter materials. If you’re interested in them for your property, give Roofline Solutions a call on 01252 852 336 or contact us online.