WITH THE AUTUMN weather just around the corner, Freefoam Building Products would like to take the opportunity to help roofers make the right gutter choice.
It’s often the little things that make or break a reputation. You can do a brilliant job on Mrs Smith’s roof, but fitting gutters that discolour, constantly drip, or leak so water runs down the brickwork, or creak during the night keeping everyone awake, can transform a good job into a bad one in the eyes of the homeowner.
Associated products to your roofing job are not uppermost in your mind when selling or installing. If you don’t normally fit gutter you might assume that rainwater is a commodity and that one brand is very much like another. That can be a costly mistake.
Leaks and noisy creaking in warm weather are common rainwater problems which, once they start, are hard to stop. So, on the basis that prevention is better than cure, they’re problems Freefoam’s Freeflow® range of rainwater is designed to solve.
Each rainwater system is co-extruded with a white interior and a range of exterior colours. This is Freefoam’s innovative solution to the problems associated with rapid heat absorption and expansion of gutters. The white interior will not absorb as much heat from the sun and expand less along its width and length than a standard black or brown interior. Less expansion means less creaks and leaks!
Freeflow also pioneered the use of advanced long-life compressible seals which create flexible water-tight 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.
A 50 Year Lifetime Guarantee is available on all registered white Freeflow installations, while a 10-year guarantee is available on colours. Customers who don’t use the online registration system to obtain a certificate still qualify for the standard 20-year guarantee on all white products (see the myfreefoam website for details).
Freefoam has designed a fit and forget rainwater range that keeps your customer’s home free from leaks and creaks and your reputations secure.