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Types Of Guttering : Fascia Gutters And Box Gutters

Gutters are an essential component of your home’s exterior, effectively channeling rainwater from your roof via downpipes into the storm water system and protecting your home from water damage.
There are 2 types of gutters that are commonly used in Australia

  • Fascia/Eave gutters
  • Box Gutters or Concealed Gutters

Fascia Gutters

Fascia gutters are the most common type of gutter and this is what most homes have installed, they sit on the edge of a roof line in front of the fascia boards.
They suit most types of homes and roofing profiles and are effective at carrying large amounts of water.
There are different styles and shapes of fascia gutters – for aesthetic designs, roofing styles as well as rainfall quantities.

Key advantages of fascia gutters are:

  1. Streamlined appearance that complements homes with minimal roof overhang
  2. Straightforward to install to the fascia board
  3. Available in different styles and colours to match a home’s aesthetic
  4. Seamless design provides an enhanced, custom look for the home.
  5. Require minimal maintenance – gutter guard can keep debris out of them
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Fascia Guttering Profiles AWS Roofing Installs

You can see more about the gutters and colour ranges available on our guttering page.
We install Ace gutters and they have a range that suits all buildings and rainfall requirements. Selecting the right guttering profile for your home is essential to ensure effective water drainage. Each gutter profile has its own characteristics that may influence your choice based on aesthetics, functionality, and compatibility with your roof design.

Ace Quad

Ace Quad is a traditional high front quadrant gutter used on colonial style houses and is still popular on new home construction. It is a slotted gutter with overflow holes and a 115mm diameter.

Half Round Gutters

Ace’s Half Round Gutter is a semi-circular design supported by external brackets.  It has a greater water carrying capacity allowing water to travel faster through the gutter than a conventional one which gives it a self cleaning action. Any debris in the gutters is carried away when it rains.
It comes in 3 sizes: 150mm, 200mm, 250mm

Round Line Gutters

Ace’s Round-line is a cylindrical designed gutter with a flat back and no external brackets. It is a European style gutter with a 150mm diameter and is also self cleaning feature.

Nu – Line Gutter

Ace’s Nu-Line is a gutter and fascia in one. It is a gutter designed for direct installation to roof rafters, without the use of timber fascia. Also known as fascia gutter or eaves gutter

Mini-Line Gutter

Ace’s Mini-Line is a smaller version of Ace Nu-Line Gutter.Ace Mini-line rainwater capacity is approximately 20% more than 115mm Quad Gutter and with overflows designed in the front makes it ideal for heavy rainfall areas.

Square Line Gutters

Is a square front gutter that is slotted and needs to be folded around corners. No need for external angles or concealed brackets. We typically use this profile on garages and carports.

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Strong And Durable Gutters For Australian Conditions

When selecting guttering profiles, you should consider durability, maintenance, climate adaptability and this is why AWS Roofing uses Ace Gutters.
They are manufactured from DURAKOTE®, which is a painted steel product that has been designed specifically for the rainwater products industry.

DURAKOTE® is a highly durable painted steel product offering superior corrosion resistance, allowing it to withstand Australia’s harsh weather conditions.

  • Durability: Corrosion-resistant and long-lasting
  • Maintenance: Low maintenance, doesn’t require frequent repainting
  • Climate Suitability: Excellent for coastal climates

Box Gutters Or Concealed Gutters

Box gutters are part of the roofing structure, so they are not seen unless you are on the roof.
They are usually rectangular in shape and work as a trough or a channel and are engineered to channel significant quantities of water, making them well-suited for expansive flat roofs or where roofing sections adjoin.

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Architectural style roofs

Some modern homes designs have box gutters in the roofing design.
This allows a roofing profile to have no visible gutters.

Box Guttering Features

  • Positioning: Box gutters are incorporated within the roof’s layout, whereas fascia gutters attach directly to the roof’s perimeter.
  • Upkeep: Box gutters need less maintenance or cleaning than fascia gutters. You can install gutter guard over them to keep debris out.
  • Capacity to Manage Water: Box gutters excel in managing high volumes of water appropriate for larger buildings, while standard gutters are adequate for typical residential water flow.

Where are Box Gutters Used?

  • On commercial buildings where regular fascia gutters are not suitable
  • Modern roof styles that do not want visible gutters
  • Large flat roofs to ensure drainage
  • To join to roofing profiles together eg from a pitched roof to a flat roof area.

Are Box Gutters Popular?

Box gutters are typically used for commercial roofing and they do require an experienced gutter installation team.
When something goes wrong with a box gutter it is not an easy fix.
If a box gutter has a leak, it is rusting or it has been installed without enough fall – The entire roof may need to be removed for the gutter to be repaired or replaced.

Gutter Maintenance and Durability

Regardless of what type of gutters you have on your home, they do need some on going maintenance to extend their life and to keep your home from being water damaged.
Keeping gutters clear and clear so that water can flow away. You do not want gutters holding pools of water or muddy sludge as this to your gutters blocking as well as premature corrosion.

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Gutter Cleaning Requirements

The frequency of cleaning will depend on your local environment and the type of trees near your home.

  • Frequency: At least twice a year, typically in late spring and autumn.
  • Safety Tip: Always have someone to spot you when using a ladder to clean gutters
  • Hire a gutter cleaning company: If you have a multi level home, hire a gutter cleaning company.
  • Install gutter guard: Gutter guard helps leaves and twigs landing in your gutters.

It’s important to regularly assess your guttering for signs of wear, such as rust spots, holes, or separations at the joints. Prompt repairs can extend the life of your gutter system.
Installing gutter guard is a great way to reduce the amount of debris building up in your gutters.

Need Guttering Advice

Get in touch with the team at AWS Roofing, we have been installing gutters for residential and commercial buildings for the past 30 years on the Central Coast

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