In terms of looks, cast iron gutters are second to none. They are the icing on the cake of both new build projects and existing residences.

Not only though, are they aesthetically pleasing; cast iron gutters are also extremely functional. This is an imperative characteristic of any rainwater system, as this article will explain.

Adverse weather

It is rare to find a country that does not have extreme weather at certain times of the year. If you live in the UK you will have to face the worst of all four seasons. In summer there is beating sun, in autumn and spring there is driving rain, in winter there is snow.

The problem with some rainwater systems is that they cannot be 100% relied upon in adverse weather conditions. Plastic gutters in particular are vulnerable to the ultra-violet rays of the sun. They can crack and shatter if they are exposed to sunlight for too long.

This really is a big problem. Your rainwater system will constantly be exposed to the weather. They are out there, on the edge of your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If your rainwater system becomes blocked, it can cause the roof timbers to rot.

Standing tall

Cast iron gutters can be relied upon to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at it. They are reliable and resilient. No matter how cold or hot the weather is your cast iron gutters will stand tall and protect your home, as well as making it look great.

The primary responsibility of a rainwater system is to divert rainwater away from the foundations of your home. Only once they do this can you start to worry about how they look. You can rest assured that cast iron gutters will weather all storms and protect the foundations of your home.

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