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Does Deepflow Gutter need more fascia brackets than other systems?

Although Deepflow has a much greater flow rate (and hence carrying capacity) than other systems, the fascia brackets have been engineered to allow them to be spaced the same distance apart as Half Round and Square gutter brackets - 1m apart.

Please note that these are he maximum spacings that we recommend - if you live in an area where heavy snowfall is a likely occurrence we would recommend that you reduce the distance between the brackets.

FloPlast Fascia Bracket Recommended Spacings

The spacings for each system are as follows;

  • Half Round, Square, Deepflow and Mini Gutters - Brackets at 1m Centres
  • Ogee Gutters - Brackets at 800mm Centres
  • XtraFlo Industrial Gutters - Brackets at 600mm Centres

Brackets should be fitted using two 5mm x 25mm screws (1" x 10"). Screws can be either round head or countersunk.

Snowloading

All Floplast Guttering systems are tested for snowloading. The British Standard test stipulates that with brackets at the correct recommended spacings the gutter should be able to hold a 75kg loading of snow without the brackets breaking. The weight of one square metre of snow 12" deep is approximately 96kg, so the roof on an average semi detached house can hold up to 3 tons of snow in periods of heavy snowfall.

When snow is followed by rain the snow acts as a sponge, soaking up the water and increasing the weightload. If you regularly experience snowfall and your roof covering is smooth, such as slate, we recommend that you consider installing snowguard. Snowguard holds the snow in place and allows is to melt, rather than slip from the roof and cause damage or even potential injury as temperatures increase.


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