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Lindab Majestic Galvanised Steel Guttering - Uses & Benefits

What is Galvanised Steel?

Galvanised steel usually refers to steel protected with a zinc coating. Typically, to coat the galvanised steel gutters, the products are dipped into a bath of molten zinc. The Lindab elite magnesium galvanised steel rainwater system on the other hand is galvanised with magnesium, which has shown to provide up to twenty times more corrosion resistance than hot dipped galvanised steel. Galvanised steel rainwater systems offer many benefits over other guttering materials on the market, we explore some below.

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Environmentally Friendly

Galvanised steel gutters offer a greener alternative to other guttering styles, particularly plastic. Lindab galvanised steel gutters were shown to have the lowest carbon footprint when compared to zinc, copper cast iron and plastic in a recent study. The study compared the life cycle of rainwater products produced from each material. Starting with the extraction of raw materials to production, transportation disposal and waste treatment.

Lindab galvanised steel gutters are created using up to 30% recycled material and is also completley recyclable itself. Lindab steel gutters not only provide a more sustainable guttering choice upon purhcase but can also be disposed of responsibly at the end of their long lifespan.

Durable

Galvanised steel guttering is a durable choice. Lindab galvanised steel gutters come with a 10 year warranty but are known to last far longer with proper care and maintenance.

Thanks to its unique magnesium coating, Lindab steel gutters also offer incredible self healing properties. As magnesium is more anodic than zinc, the sacrificial characteristics of Lindabs steel gutters are more active than normal galvanisation.


Aesthetically Pleasing

Galvanised steel gutters not only perform well but they also offer an attractive, sleek look. The Lindab galvanised steel gutter range will settle over time to develop an unobtrusive, dark grey appearance that will complement many building styles.

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Here we look at two very different materials, both used as options for home guttering and drainage systems. Both materials are more than suitable for guttering, but both come with individual benefits and set backs. When it comes to choosing guttering for your home, there is no right answer, but there may be a more suitable answer for you and your homes individual needs.