Aluminium Rainwater Goods – FAQs

Aluminium Rainwater Goods – FAQs

At InterCounty Rainwater, we always aim to keep our wonderful customers informed about all of our aluminium rainwater products. That’s why we’ve put together this useful guide which answers many of the frequently asked questions our team receives about our aluminium rainwater goods.

What kinds of aluminium rainwater goods do you offer?

We offer a wide range of innovative aluminium rainwater products, including:

How long does aluminium guttering last?

Thanks to aluminium’s durable and infinite properties, aluminium gutters usually last around 20-25 years. This not only reduces maintenance levels, but also reduces costs for repairs, damage, etc.

How long do aluminium downpipes last?

Aluminium downpipes normally last around 30 years, as they tend to experience much less wear and tear than gutters.

How long does an installation take?

A standard installation will usually take 1-3 days, depending on the size of the project.

How eco-friendly is aluminium?

Often referred to as ‘the green metal’, aluminium is 100% recyclable and can be recycled infinitely, without causing any damage to the material. In fact, nearly 75% of all aluminium ever produced is still in use today.

To discover more about the eco-friendly benefits of aluminium, click here.

Do you ever need to paint aluminium guttering?

Our seamless and sectional aluminium guttering is powder-coated, meaning there is no need to paint our products.

Our revolutionary aluminium rainwater systems guarantee no rust, no rot and thanks to their double powder-coating, our inventive gutters are not only low-maintenance and long-lasting, but they’re also aesthetically pleasing, and can be powder-coated in any colour of your choice – to match the unique characteristics of your home.

How can we guarantee quality?

Not only is our aluminium guttering powder-coated on both sides for maximum durability, it is also made using BBA Approved aluminium coil. BBA is a recognised authority within the construction industry that offers certifications to indicate high quality, experienced and reliable businesses or products. It is known within the industry that gaining a ‘BBA Approved’ status is highly regarded, and used by manufacturers as a symbol of superiority.

Is aluminium guttering better than plastic guttering?

The short answer is, yes! Aluminium is not only more weather-resistant, durable and high-quality, but it is also more aesthetically pleasing, requires much less maintenance and most importantly, it is a lot kinder to the environment.

To read more about the pros of aluminium guttering, click here.

Are your aluminium rainwater goods available in bespoke sizes?

Only our Seamless Aluminium Guttering and Architectural Aluminium solutions are available in bespoke sizes. As part of the fabrication process, we can manufacture these products on-site to suit the precise measurements of your home.

What is the flow capacity of your aluminium rainwater goods?

Our aluminium rainwater products offer a flow capacity of around three times that of a normal half-round domestic gutter – making them far less prone to overflowing and spilling water back into your property during heavy rainfall.

Get a Free Quote Today!

If you like the sound of what our aluminium rainwater drainage solutions can offer you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. Give us a call on 0161 504 7121, or email us at Or, if you prefer, fill in the contact form via our website to leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Pick a Colour. Any Colour.

We can powder coat your rainwater goods in any colour. Why not go for a funky red, a cheerful yellow or something that matches other features of your home – maybe the pale green of your conservatory?

Find out more

Give us a ring on 0161 366 8866, we are always happy to discuss your requirements.

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