Client News: RHEINZINK's zinc gutter systems support effective roof rainwater drainage with stylish appeal
Posted on October 6th, 2021 by Heather West
Woburn, Massachusetts (Oct. 2021) – RHEINZINK offers its half-round gutter systems in a choice of RHEINZINK-prePATINA® blue-gray and graphite-gray architectural grade zinc. Supporting effective roof rainwater drainage, RHEINZINK's gutter products, components and accessories are well suited for new construction and renovation applications in both residential and commercial building projects.
The natural zinc metal develops a protective patina that ensures RHEINZINK's gutters, like its roof and wall cladding systems, are low-maintenance and will remain functional for decades. These zinc products deliver time-tested performance and a timeless appearance that complements both traditional and contemporary designs.
"Used in Europe for centuries, zinc's character gains an attractive patina as it ages and constantly evolves in its depth, complexity and rich appearance. Its natural beauty, flexibility, longevity and sustainability make it a highly desirable product," said RHEINZINK America's president, Chip McGowan. "Managing rainwater, stormwater and runoff with dependable gutter systems is part of an essential strategy to maintain and extend the lifecycle of a building's roof and façade."
Zinc's natural metallic properties contribute to RHEINZINK products' self-healing, low-maintenance, corrosion-resistant performance and a gutter system with a potential lifespan of 40 years or more. At the end of its useful life on the building's exterior, it remains 100% recyclable. RHEINZINK-prePATINA downspouts and gutters 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.
RHEINZINK's gutter systems adapt to nearly any roof configuration and are compatible with RHEINZINK roofing and wall cladding as well as most other roofing, including slate and asphalt shingles. Gutters are available in standard half-round pipes in RHEINZINK-prePATINA blue-gray 5- and 6-inch diameters or graphite-gray in 6-inch diameters.
The cost-effective, soft-soldered, architectural zinc gutter system offers a rapid method for producing verified, waterproof, substance-to-substance bonded and durable joints. RHEINZINK's gutters can be bonded with gutter sealant for durable connections in the complete roof drainage system.
In addition to gutter systems, RHEINZINK's extensive portfolio of rainwater diversion and collection products, parts and accessories also include 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. Its portfolio of products includes RHEINZINK-CLASSIC® bright rolled, RHEINZINK-prePATINA® blue-gray and graphite-gray, RHEINZINK-artCOLOR® in an array of colors, RHEINZINK-GRANUM® basalte and skygrey; and RHEINZINK-PRISMO® color-pigmented, architectural-grade zinc options.
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 and wall cladding systems, 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.