Cast Iron Guttering
Cast Iron guttering is an extremely long-lasting rainwater solution, with a lifespan of over 50 years (with the correct maintenance). While it’s a more expensive and heavier solution when compared to the steel and aluminium ranges, its eco friendliness and durability make it a fantastic choice for more traditional properties.
Cast iron guttering comes in half round, beaded half round, Victorian ogee or moulded ogee gutter profiles, with matching round or square downpipes. The pre-painted black range has an initial red oxide primer coat, followed by 2 black semi-gloss top coats. An average thickness of 75-100mu is applied to all cast iron rainwater pre-painted products in our ranges.
The primed rainwater system is painted on site by the installer/customer and, as a result, depending on factors such as weather, skill and care of the painter, appearance of this range can vary. When choosing this system , you need to be sure that weather conditions are sound, the paint will dry effectively and the paint quality is good.
We highly recommend paying that little bit extra for the pre-painted cast iron guttering because of its longer lifespan and resistance to the elements, making it a better long term investment.
Popular colours available for next day delivery!
Why Choose Cast Iron Guttering?
Cast Iron Gutters: Primed or Pre-Painted?
The cast iron rainwater system looks fantastic on traditional heritage properties and, while a more expensive option, is extremely durable, long lasting and 100% recyclable. If manufactured and maintained effectively, it can last in excess of 50 years.
The primary protection for cast iron guttering is paint. Factors such as paint quality, the number of coatings and even when the paint is applied can influence the appearance of cast iron. Many individuals aren’t aware of the effect that poor installation or maintenance can have on the look of this rainwater system, which is why we recommend choosing a pre-painted finish with a triple coating. Please note that cast iron is a heavy system, and will require 2-3 experienced skilled DIYers to install.
The pre-painted black finish, as sold by Gutter Warehouse, is available on a 1-2 working day lead time, with a choice of 8 RAL colours available on a 15 working day lead time. This guttering system compliments a standing seam metal roof – see our sister website The Metal Roof Company for more details.