Client News: RHEINZINK zinc gutters combine reliable rainwater management for up to 30 years of service with European-inspired aesthetic
Posted on March 2nd, 2020 by Heather West
RHEINZINK offers architectural grade zinc gutter systems in half-round or box shapes, and a choice of more 300 parts and accessories. These systems are adaptable to virtually any roof configuration and are compatible with most roofing materials, including asphalt shingle, slate and zinc roofing applications. RHEINZINK Gutter Systems support effective roof drainage on new construction and renovation applications for both residential and commercial building projects.
Used in Europe for centuries, zinc gutters deliver time-tested performance and a timeless appearance that complements both traditional and contemporary designs. RHEINZINK Gutter Systems are offered in prePATINA® blue-gray and graphite-gray as standard, and CLASSIC® bright-rolled on special request. Patination, the formation of a natural protective layer, ensures that RHEINZINK Gutter Systems will remain functional for decades – with little-to-no need for maintenance.
"Gaining an attractive patina as it ages, zinc's character constantly evolves in its depth, complexity and rich appearance. Its natural beauty, flexibility, longevity and sustainability make it a highly desirable product for gutter systems, as well as for roofing and façade cladding," said Lisa Colaianni, RHEINZINK's marketing manager.
Zinc's natural metallic properties contribute to RHEINZINK products' self-healing, low-maintenance, corrosion-resistant performance and a potential lifespan of 30 years or more. At the end of its useful life on the building's exterior, it remains 100% recyclable. RHEINZINK prePATINA gutters and downspouts are Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Bronze. Products with these material health certificates support building teams pursuing sustainable and wellness project goals, such as the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® v4 rating systems.
"Thoughtfully managing rain water, storm water and runoff is an essential strategy in maintaining and extending the lifecycle of a building's roof and façade," she continued. "Half-round gutters move water more efficiently than other shapes, reducing the likelihood of water ponding and debris accumulation."
Contributing to durable, effective water management and accurate, easy installation, RHEINZINK's pre-fabricated, half-round gutters are available in 5-, 6- or 7.5-inch diameters, 9.84- and 19.68-foot lengths, and heavy-gauge 0.7 and 0.8 mm thicknesses. RHEINZINK's extensive portfolio of patented, precision-welded, water diversion and collection parts and accessories also includes: leaf guards and collectors, expansion joints, end caps, brackets, elbows, hangars, adapters, wedges, downspouts and more.
To learn more about RHEINZINK Gutter Systems, please visit https://www.rheinzink.us/systems/zinc-roof-and-gutter-systems.
RHEINZINK America, Inc. led the introduction of architectural zinc in North America and continues to offer one of the industry's most reliable, trusted brands. Architects and contractors are supported by unparalleled customer service and technical assistance. RHEINZINK is readily available through an established network of qualified distributors and systems partners across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Ideal for roofing, façade, gutter and interior applications. RHEINZINK is environmentally friendly, 100% recyclable and offers a potential lifespan of 100 years or more.
For more information on RHEINZINK, call 781-729-0812 or visit https://www.rheinzink.us/.