The Complete Guide to Continuous Spouting

Friday 2nd August 2019

The Complete Guide to Continuous Spouting

Friday 2nd August 2019

White seemless continuous spouting

When it comes to choosing spouting for your home, there are generally two main options, seamless and sectional. Sectional spouting is a type of spouting that, as the name suggests, comes in small sections and must be fitted together to create one larger length of spouting.

However, the major issue with this type of spouting is that it is highly susceptible to leaks as each section is connected with a seam and each individual seam has the potential to fail. If one section becomes clogged or damaged, it affects the entire system and before you know it you need to replace all of the spouting on your home. 

The other choice available to homeowners is continuous spouting, which eliminates many of the issues that homeowners encounter with sectional spouting. Continuous spouting is becoming increasingly popular with New Zealand homeowners due to its reliability, durability and overall superiority over sectional spouting. 

Keep reading for our complete guide to continuous spouting to fully understand the benefits of this type of spouting.

White seemless continuous spouting

1. What Exactly Is Continuous Spouting?

Originally developed in the 1960s, continuous spouting is a form of spouting that is custom-formed to the specific length of a home’s roofline. Continuous spouting is typically formed on-site from rolls of material known as spouting coil.

Compared with sectional spouting that will have many seams throughout the installation, continuous spouting has minimum seams, located only where there is a corner and where downspouts are attached.

2. Why Choose Continuous Spouting?

Continuous spouting’s main advantage over any other spouting installation is that there are far less vulnerable points where leaks have the potential to develop. Systems with seams suffer from corrosion over time, greatly increasing the risk for leaks. 

However, due to the single seamless construction of continuous spouting, it has much more structural integrity, which ensures the system’s functionality over time.

3. What Colours Are Available?

If you want more colour choice, continuous spouting is the best choice. In fact, with the ColorCote system, there are more than forty colours to choose from, so you can be sure that you find a colour that will work with the overall aesthetic of your home. You can choose from a bold, high-gloss or low gloss finish for your spouting to ensure you get a finish that works for you. 

What’s more, as continuous spouting is one single, uniform piece, homeowners find that they are easier on the eye and blend in seamlessly with the design of virtually any type of property. 

4. How Does Continuous Spouting Handle Changing Temperatures?

As the weather changes and temperatures rise and fall, materials used in your home will contract and expand, and your spouting is no different. 

While sectional spouting is at risk of damage from changes in temperature, continuous spouting is resistant to these changes. As they are installed as one single piece rather than multiple sections, they are less susceptible to leaks as temperatures change. 

5. How Is Continuous Spouting Installed?

Since continuous spouting is custom made for each installation using specialised machinery, it is very difficult to install this type of spouting yourself. The installation process generally begins with the homeowner choosing the style, material and colour for the system. Once these details have been finalised, the contractor will form the lengths of spouting on site. 

Typically, installations are completed quite quickly but this will depend on the size of your home and the size of the overall system. The installation company will remove your old guttering system and once the continuous spouting has been installed, the corners will be sealed, downspouts attached and, finally, the system is thoroughly inspected to ensure it is operating as expected. 

6. Continuous Spouting: The Superior Choice.

Spouting is one of those things that most people don’t give much thought to until they have to, or until it is too late! For most homeowners, spouting is there to do a job and once it’s in place, they don’t give it a second thought. However, the importance of having a reliable, durable and functional spouting system installed in your home should not be overlooked. 

Whether you are building a new home or upgrading your current property, continuous spouting is always the best choice due to its durability and reliability. What’s more, it is less susceptible to leaks in the future and you will have a wider range of colours and styles to choose from to add to the curb appeal of your property.

Still Got Questions About Continuous Spouting?

Please contact us and one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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