What is the difference between spouting & guttering?
There is no difference they are the same product just a different terminology.
Downpipes are a different item again they take the water down to drain from the spouting/guttering.
How do prices of the Colorsteel spouting products compare to PVC Spouting?
As an example – the Coloursteel Quarter Round or 125mm OG Spouting profiles cost approximately 25% less than standard Marley Stormcloud/Classic PVC as there are less components required for the Colorsteel options.
All quoted prices are still dependent on each individual job.
How long will my spouting last?
With adequate maintenance and using top quality materials your spouting and downpipes should last from at least 20 – 40 years.
With specifying & choosing top quality products is important for maximising its life. Regular cleaning & maintenance is important, if your spouting is holding water, sagging, bowing with inadequate flow to the stormwater drainage will affect the lifespan of these products.
We advise a visual check of your spouting a few times a year looking for these signs of damage, such as corners coming apart, loose fasteners, even lengths of spouting that are coming away from the fascia boards this could mean you need to be thinking about replacing your spouting.
If you live in a region with more than the usual rainfall or extreme weather conditions, consult Ace Spouting & Fascia for more information on what would best suit.
How do I maintain my spouting and downpipes?
Regular cleaning your spouting & downpipes with fresh water is the most important part of the maintenance required for longevity. Your gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year or more on the inside and outside, to protect it from debris, dirt and salt.
If there are deciduous trees nearby it is important to check regularly how well your spouting is draining, by cleaning out your gutters of debris will also prevent mould & moss, insects and other pests from taking up residence.
We recommended that the spouting cleaning service is done by a trusted professional who can do it safely and effectively. Leaf guard systems are also available.
Can the new spouting products suit my home?
Modern fascia & spouting profiles are made to suit most types and designs of homes and available in many different colours.
These products can be integrated to suit most house and design types by selecting the right type and colour is important and increase the value of your home and giving you peace of mind for many years.
Water is building up in my spouting – do I need more downpipes?
This is dependant on the age of your house with the possibility that your house has settled on its foundations over the years or the existing spouting may have been installed incorrectly.
If the roof square meterage calculation was incorrect at the time of construction & there may be many corners for the rainwater to try and travel to the nearest downpipe outlet causing a build up or overflow. This may mean you need more downpipes
Your spouting and downpipes may just need to be checked and cleaned out.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, there is a link to a safe credit card payment area included on our invoices.
How do I get rid of my old spouting?
As part of the service we offer the removal of the existing spouting and downpipes from the house and the site leaving nothing but a great spouting job.
How soon can you do the installation?
After quote acceptance you can expect the job to be done within 10 working days or sooner dependant on product availability and weather conditions
How long will it take to install new spouting?
The installation can vary from job to job, it may take a few hours for smaller jobs or a couple of days for full replacement work.
Generally, most jobs are completed in a day.
Are you insured?
Yes, we have full public liability Insurance cover including vehicles. Certificates of currency can be provided upon request.
Are there different sizes and profiles of spouting?
Yes, there are many different sizes and profiles in many base materials & colours and is dependent on what best suits your home.
You can view the full range of products within this website or contact us if you want more information.
Are there different types of spouting?
Yes, we offer pre-painted steel, aluminium, copper including PVC (Plastic) products
What type of spouting do I use if I have rainwater tanks?
If water from the spouting is going straight into the top of a rainwater storage tank then this is no problem, but if the downpipes are connecting underground directly into a sealed/siphon stormwater system or tank with pressure fittings then seamless downpipes are required we have a choice of PVC (White or limited colours) or seamless aluminium (coloured to match spouting).
Note – Pre painted metal downpipes with a folded/squashed seam are not acceptable for pressure stormwater systems.
Copper downpipes are available with a brazed seam to hold pressure as required
Do I need to repaint the spouting in the future?
As COLORSTEEL & ColorCote pre painted products have a baked-on paint system they do not have to be painted again or touched up. This system resists UV damage and gives excellent gloss with colour retention.
Older pre painted products can be re painted but would seek advice from paint suppliers for the best process for the best result
Can you just repair my old spouting?
This is dependent on if the existing spouting profile is still available and or if the existing spouting base material is in a good condition to where we could be able to make a good waterproof seal between the old & new.
Can I get a quote over the phone?
We are unable to give fixed quotes over the phone but please do get in contact by calling or by using our customer contact us form on this website. We can come out and give you a free no-obligation quote, as you can understand there are many variables when quoting and estimating spouting and downpipes.
We check to see if its a single or a 2-storey home, is scaffold/access equipment required, how many corners and angles, how many downpipe drops to the ground, also are there any obstructions or difficult areas that may create difficulties for the installation.
Do I need to be home when you come for quoting?
As long as we have clear instruction of what is required and full access around the outside of the house then there is no need for someone to be home.
What preparation do I need to do before the installation?
Making sure any trees/foliage that are situated close to the work area have been trimmed back to allow access (this would be discussed well in advance), vehicles or anything fragile is not situated near the working areas, we ask to have standard power lead outside a locked window or door for charging battery tools etc. Do we need any gate/door access codes, do an dogs need to be tied up or locked in the house?
What is an internal gutter?
This is where the gutter is positioned inside the exterior metal or wood fascia panel, over the years this design can have the risk of leaking or overflowing into the soffits and inside of homes. Built in overflow systems sometimes can not cope with the volumes of water we have been experiencing lately.
We recommend installing more downpipes if the drainage allows it or convert this system to where the spouting is fixed to the front of a fascia board. Contact us for more information.
What is a Conversion of Internal/concealed fascia gutter system?
This is where the existing internal fascia & gutter is totally removed and then replaced with the RIGS Colorsteel Fascia Conversion System with an external spouting fixed with fall onto the front of the new Colorsteel fascia. This includes cutting the soffit linings back to accommodate the new fascia and includes new barge flashings on gable ends.
This new spouting is then connected to the existing or modified downpipes.
How do I maintain my and spouting/gutters & downpipes?
See the links to minimum maintenance schedules on – Our Guarantee pages.
This is dependent on the relevant products that were supplied and installed.