Homeowners spend a lot of time thinking how to best protect from incurring too much weather damage over time. So it’s necessary to consider a durable spouting system, especially if your property is located across the coastal areas of New Zealand – a good spouting system can provide protection for your home from damage and flooding over a long period of time.
The risks of not having a durable rainwater product
If your home doesn’t have a gutter system, rainwater will cause a lot of issues such as:
- Siding damage: Water flowing through the side of your home is not good – this will leave dirt behind and damage the exterior paint.
- Roof damage: Without a rain gutter system, water has nowhere to go, and will soak into your roof. This will eventually cause leaks into your house and damage to its structure.
- Flooding basements: Spouts divert water away from home. Without it, water has nowhere to go. The closest place for water to go will probably be your basement. And if not taken care of, you risk damaging your property’s foundation.
- Mould: As water seeps into your home, it creates the environment for mould growth. Mould can cause a lot of health complications and the procedure to remove it can be costly depending on the level or severity of the mould.
Heavy rainfall can cause a lot of damage. Having high-quality spouting and downpipes will prevent all the above issues, protecting your home.
Choosing the right spouting material
There are a lot of spouting systems and products on the market, and choosing the right material is an essential step. The most common materials are:
- Copper: Copper gutter systems are durable and easy to maintain. However, a major drawback is that, over a period of years, oxidation can occur causing discolouration. You can prevent this by using a sealant that protects the gutter.
- Steel: For regions with heavy rainfall, steel gutters offer greater strength than copper. Unfortunately, steel gutters tend to rust over time. The solution would be to go for a stainless steel gutter.
- PVC: PVC gutters are lightweight and durable, but not strong as steel and copper gutters. They are ideal for regions with moderate climates and low precipitation.
Traditional vs. continuous spouting
When it comes to spouting systems, there are two main options: traditional and continuous spouting.
These are pre-manufactured steel gutters that require painting after installation. They have an average life span of up to 20 years with the proper maintenance. However, they tend to rust quickly and their larger cross sections make it easier for leaves and pests to seep in.
Unlike traditional systems, continuous spouting systems do not have breaks or joints, require less maintenance, and can be fitted far more securely. Seamless gutters offer several advantages over traditional systems. A gutter system such as the Marley Stratus, can be coloured to match your property’s exterior and is available in many different styles. Due to their design, pests and leaves also have a hard time creeping in.
Three65 Spouting: Your local spouting specialists
Protecting your property from rainfall is essential to preserve its condition and avoid costly repairs. With the proper spouting system, your property can be protected for many years to come.
The team at Three65 Spouting are one of the leading expert providers of continuous spouting, and can help you with purchasing and installing high-quality products such as our Marley spouting. Get in contact now to discuss how we can improve the rainwater system on your property.