All lengths are supplied in protective polythene wrapping, components suitably packed in boxes. If painted products are to be stored outside, cover with tarpaulin to guard against water ingress into the protective polythene. Mill finish items should be stored undercover to avoid uneven oxidization prior to being fitted.
The gutter should be regularly inspected in terms of fixings, joints, surface damage & build up of leaves or silt. The proximity of trees or climbing vegetation in the immediate vicinity should be noted. Lightning links, if installed should be checked for conductivity.
Brushing down a mill finish gutter will be adequate, as an aluminium oxide layer forms over time. This acts as a natural barrier against further corrosion & thus protects the metal.
Polyester powder coated gutters & downpipes should be washed down regularly using non abrasive materials & a warm detergent solution, in marine or other aggressive environments this should be carried out at three monthly intervals. Any breaks in the surface finish should be rubbed down, primed & touched up with a suitable liquid paint.
Guarantees (if required) issued by polyester powder manufacturers or applicators are reliant upon their terms & conditions being met which include maintenance, copies available upon request. Touch up paint is supplied to touch up all site cut edges.
Mill Finish, non combustible to BS 476 part 4.
Powder coated, 0.1 Fire propagation index BS476 part 6, Class 1 Flame Surface Spread BS 476 part 7.