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If the gutter is primarily utility, it is important that it is also consistent with the style of the house. This is why the square gutter so often dresses the roof edges of contemporary houses. It seduces with its modernity without sacrificing efficiency.

Square gutters

Square gutters

The characteristics of the square gutter

The square gutter is part of the family of hanging gutters. These are the ones that find their place under the lower part of the slope of the roof (the sewer). Securely fixed by hooks, they collect rainwater to prevent it from soil the walls.
Most of the hanging gutters have a semi-circular profile. Those are the half round gutters and their variant the lyonnaise gutter.
But the hanging gutters can also have a square or rectangular profile. These are the square gutters.

The different types of square gutters

Under this name of square gutters you can find different types of gutters that all have the same technical characteristics but a different design:

  • The square gutter: As the name suggests, his profile is square.
  • The molded gutter: At the base is a square gutter but which is decorated with moldings on its outer face.
  • The cornice gutter: Its structured profile makes it look like a cornice. It can have a round inner profile to facilitate the flow of water.

Its gutters are all like a headband covering the base of the roof that does not require overflow.
They are in perfect harmony with modern or contemporary architecture. Although the molded gutter or the cornice gutter find their place on old facades or on some traditional habitats of the south and southwest.

How to install a square gutter

Fixing the gutters square is identical to that of half-round gutters.
Depending on the model, they are installed thanks to hooks on the edge board, on the rafters or directly on the tiles. Some types of hooks are "invisible" for more aesthetics.
The down tubes can indifferently be cylindrical or rectangular.

In what material do you choose a square gutter?

The choice of materials and colors is important. It allows you to really align your gutters not only with the color of your facade but also with that of your frames.

  • The most classic and proven, zinc. Originally brilliant gray, it skates with time.
  • The ultimate, the most durable but the most expensive, copper.
  • The most solid, steel. It comes in different lacquered colors.
  • Economical, colorful but less solid in time, PVC.
  • Light but strong, aluminum. It is more and more used for cornice gutters. Prelacquered, it is available in different colors.
  • New children, composite materials.


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