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Plastic gutterThe use of a plastic gutter is still very popular especially for garden or wooden houses.
The plastic gutter is usually relatively inexpensive and it can be very easily and quickly attach to the outer wall of a building.
If, in addition, the decorative aspect only plays a subordinate role, nothing stands in the way of installing a gutter made of plastic. So anyway, today is still the widespread opinion of the plastic gutter.
Plastic gutters then and now - times are changing...
Of course: Prejudices, such as the most likely deformation of the plastic material in heat or cold, so in extreme weather conditions, scare the one or the other homeowners still off. However, thanks to new well thought-out manufacturing processes, this problem is more and more a thing of the past.
The fact is that the industry has adapted to the high demands of consumers, above all with regard to the quality of modern plastic gutters. Thus, with new gutters made of plastic no longer can be expected with a possible distortion of the components or even with a cracking, as was the case until a few years ago, especially in increased sunlight.
On the contrary, today you benefit from a rich selection of products, both in terms of color design, as well as in terms of shaping. A highlight are in this
Also related to the attractive, price conditions.
A real eye-catcher, the gutter made of plastic
Whether white, gray, black, yes, even in brown, dark green or copper optics, plastic gutters can now be found in well-stocked (specialist) retailers. In this way, the overall visual impression of the house is not (anymore) affected.
If, in addition, innovative box gutters, round or rather oval gutters made of plastic are desired, this is also very possible. Nevertheless, of course, the simple assembly of plastic parts speaks for itself; Annoying and time-consuming welding and soldering work, such as stainless steel gutters or gutters
Zinc et cetera Usus is omitted.
Because the interfaces can be connected with each other in an instant thanks to the innovative sealing and closing systems, thus offering maximum stability. Other advantages of the plastic gutter include its high resistance to fading, its resistance to UV radiation, its high temperature and color fastness and its excellent robustness in general.
Not to be forgotten in this respect, of course, the high cracking and impact resistance. In general, plastic gutters hold about ten to fifteen years; However, due to the innovative composition of the material, one sometimes benefits from a possible useful life of up to 20 years and more.
Pros and cons
In addition, in any case, the extraordinary resistance to acids, aggressive pollutants and so on is interesting. Of course, the gutter made of plastic can very well be combined with other materials; Corrosion damage, as is to be expected, for example, with copper and zinc, does not arise.
The disadvantage, however, is the lack of environmental compatibility, since in the context of recycling usually has to be assumed by a significant pollution. Another, negative aspect: a plastic gutter can not be painted over easily. Even work results can only be achieved to a limited extent.
Regular cleaning of the gutter made of plastic makes sense in any case. In the course of a year, a variety of (dirt) particles accumulate in it, which can well clump together by heat or moisture. As a result, the gutter clogs; the water drained from the roof does not drain properly and overflows.
A sustainable entry of moisture into the outer facade or even into the foundation can not be ruled out in the course of this. Anyone who cleans the gutter in the fall prevents damage.
However, in order to counteract this work, which is rather annoying for most homeowners, the installation of a special leaf-protection device is quite appropriate. Modern leaf catchers are easy and quick to install, they are inexpensive and also convince by their high longevity.