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Plastic Gutters: What Are The Benefits? - Total Pipeline Systems

Need to replace your gutters? Here’s why you should consider plastic fittings.

When it comes to gutters, most of us probably think plastic.

Plastic guttering is a highly practical solution, whether you’re replacing your old, worn-down gutters, or working on a new build – and there’s a reason why they’re so popular in the UK.

But what makes plastic gutters better than their metal counterparts?

We explore the benefits in this post.

They’re lightweight and convenient

One of the greatest benefits of plastic guttering is its convenience.

They’re extremely lightweight and weigh a lot less than metal guttering solutions, meaning that installation is much quicker, and it makes DIY far more doable – meaning you could save money on having them installed by a professional. 

However, we still recommend you have an experienced roofer install any gutter accessories for you, to avoid any potential problems and costly repairs down the line.


Insulate Your Pipes

Any pipes that are exposed to the elements should be insulated properly – to minimise the risk of blocked or burst pipes.

Once your pipes have been exposed to extreme cold, they can end up freezing which can increase the likelihood of water outage.

Insulating your pipes will keep them functioning as they should throughout the winter – protecting your property as well as yourself.

Other ways you can keep your pipes insulated is to keep your property’s temperature above 12 degrees Celsius – even while you’re away, to make sure they stay warm and adequately above freezing.


They’re much cheaper

Plastic gutters are significantly cheaper than their metal counterparts, but this isn’t to say that their quality is compromised, and they offer the same great protection for your home against the elements.

Here at Total Pipeline Systems, we offer a wide selection of the highest quality rainwater systems at some of the most competitive prices – browse our collection today!


They don’t require much maintenance

Naturally, plastic gutters are very strong.

They have a high resistance to wear and tear and should last you for years if you take good care of them.

The good news is that they don’t require much upkeep and the only thing you should need to do is clear leaves and any other debris build up twice every year.

It’s vital you keep up with maintenance to avoid your gutters getting clogged, causing floods and costly repair jobs.


They’re more versatile

Plastic guttering can be made into any shape or size you need, thanks to the chemical structure of the uPVC we use in all our guttering supplies – from round to square fittings, you’re bound to find something perfect.

As well as shape, plastic gutters also offer a great variety in colour – allowing you to match your guttering to the exterior of your home more effectively.

Our guttering accessories are all available in black, brown, white and grey, and in a selection of lengths so you can choose fittings that meet your needs perfectly.


Choose Total Pipeline Systems for all your guttering supplies

Whatever you’re looking for when it comes to plastic gutter fittings, we can provide it – at a price you can trust.

We’ve worked hard over the years to build our reputation, so we’re confident we can take care of your every need; you won’t be disappointed.

If you have any queries or concerns, be sure contact our experts by calling 01254 382 000 or email and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible!