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What is better? Chromadek seamless gutters vs Plastic (PVC) Gutters in Harare Zimbabwe

Having gutters for your house or other property is crucial because not only does it add value to the house but it also beautifies and helps in the long term maintenance of the property. But then we have so many types of gutters that can be loosely classified into metal and plastic gutters. In this article we are going to make a comparison between chromadek seamless gutters vs plastic or PVC gutters. Lets take a more in-depth look at the pros and cons to each one, so you are well placed to make an informed decision.

Chromadek seamless gutters

  • Chromadek seamless gutters have a low heat expansion/contraction coefficient. Additionally, they can expand or contract in relation to the weather conditions much better than plastic that tends to deform permanently with the strain of extreme weather changes.
  • Chromadek seamless gutters take less damage as plastic ones due to ultraviolet light exposure. UV light causes plastic gutters to become brittle, weakening the brackets and rubber seals found at the joints. The result of such UV exposure and thermal movement is a parting of the joints and unavoidable leakages.
  • Traditional iron-cast metal guttering systems had the compounded disadvantages of being heavy, prone to rust and had a semi-cylindrical shape that was ineffective in holding or redirecting water. However chromadek seamless gutters offer a superior tolerance to these elements, are much lighter and are moulded into better water retention profiles.
  • Chromadek seamless gutters are incredibly strong and able to withstand the most extreme elements. Improved moulding technology using mobile factories like the one at Flexline Seamless Gutters allows chromadek seamless gutters to be designed to last with materials that are very durable.
  • Our chromadek gutters employ seamless technology; this means that the likelihood of joints breaking down and splitting, or of screws and bolts eroding and snapping is eliminated. Therefore, there are no leakages to speak of either.
  • Chromadek seamless gutters also have the benefit of unassembling, so as to clean if required. The downpipes can easily be taken off and also have rodding points built in.

Plastic (PVC) gutters

  • It is strong. PVC gutters come in one continuous unit as they are made from moulded plastic. However, this is no longer a big deal since our seamless gutters now come in one continuous unit as well. There is also a smaller chance of dents as well as blemishes and scratches on their surface as compared with the metallic ones.
  • Plastic is flexible. Compared to some metal gutters, plastic does not easily lose its shape when it bows. In fact, they are made with this fact in mind. Metal gutters, although flexible, tend to distort after a considerable bit of pressure is applied. They bend, twist and dent much easier than the plastic variants.
  • Plastic is easy to modify. This is because PVC is essentially moulded plastic, making its shape highly adaptable to the design of your home. You can make a custom order to suit the dimensions of their home, although that will be slightly pricier than standard versions.
  • Sectional plastic guttering in black does tend to also creak when warming up and cooling down, with the effects of weather.

Considering making the choice for a Chromadek seamless gutters? Get in touch with Flexline Seamless Gutters today. Your questions are highly welcome and we will listen to your requirements to make sure you end up with Chromadek seamless gutters that is right for you and your property.