Autumn is traditionally a time for consumers to get home improvement jobs done before the winter sets in. With the lack of rainfall this summer gutters have been sitting idle but been subject to massive changes in temperature from highs of 30o to lows of 10o. With the inevitable expansion and contraction this brings it’s likely that with the first downpour gutters will have developed leaks.
With this in mind Freefoam has launched a new brochure for its rainwater brand, Freeflow. Showcasing the full range of square, round, ogee, deep and cast-iron effect PVC guttering and illustrating the benefits of its system, the brochure is said to be a great selling tool for all fitters.
Whilst guttering is often seen as a commodity, with one brand very much like another, Freefoam has developed a series of innovations to raise the bar on guttering and says it solves the usual niggling issues such as scratches on the outside, discolouration over time and call-backs to leaks.
Coextruded to reduce main cause of leaks
Each rainwater system is co-extruded with a white interior and a range of exterior colours. This means that while the interior is exposed to sunlight as normal, it absorbs ‘significantly less’ heat from the sun and expands far less along its width and length. This dramatically decreases the probability of leaks – and creaks!
Freeflow features long-life compressible seals which is said to create flexible watertight joints when lengths of guttering are connected together. The seals allow gutters to move without making a noise and without creating the gaps which cause leaks.
Protected from factory to fitting
All Freeflow gutters and downpipes come covered with protective film so they can survive knocks in transit and can be installed without scratches.
Colour designed to last
Freefoam offers white, black, brown, caramel and grey rainwater ranges using its patented Colormax technology – a master-batching process with a blend of natural PVC and pigments that are simultaneously co-extruded to produce built-in colourfastness, colour variety, and reliable colour-matching, all guaranteed for up to ten years.