What are the components of a gutter?
You probably don’t think too much about your gutter system – unless something has gone wrong with it. While it might look like a simple setup of a few plastic pipes fitted together, there are quite a few separate components that go into a guttering system to make sure it performs to its full potential.
The diagram below gives you a full overview of these components, so if something does go wrong and you need to repair or replace a segment of the gutter, you’ll know exactly what the issue is and what new parts you need.
Fitted at the very end of the gutter - protruding past the roof profile - a stop end closes off the open end of the gutter run, ensuring run-off water is collected and handled properly.
This joins the downpipe to the rest of the guttering above.
Simple angled section to connect your gutter - and to channel water - around corners.
Curved plastic pipe which makes up the straight section of your gutter system - channels water along until it reaches the downpipe.
Used to steer the guttering over angles - such as roof eaves - to direct the downpipe back towards the exterior wall of the property.
Screws directly on to the fascia board, providing structural support for the gutter.
Basically a vertical counterpart of the gutter. Downpipes run down towards the ground, fitted against the exterior wall, leading water either to the ground away from the property, or directly into a drain.
Angles the bottom of the downpipe to ensure water is channeled away from the base of the property.
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