Special Focus On: Drip Edge, Flashing and Gutter Systems
July 1, 2007
A product roundup focusing on drip edge, flashing and gutter systems.
Gutter Goods Line
America Inc. has announced an expansion of the company’s sales and marketing
efforts for its line of gutter goods and accessories for residential and
commercial applications. RHEINZINK has been used extensively for drainage
applications throughout Europe for decades. For more information, call
617-871-6777 or visitwww.rheinzink.com.
FlexFlash High Profile is a flexible headwall and sidewall
flashing that expands up to 33 percent. It is available in copper and aluminum.
It is designed for “S” type and other high profile tiles. FlexFlash HP is fully
recyclable, highly durable and weather resistant. It is available in widths of
9, 11 and 15.5 inches. It comes in lengths of 15 feet and colors of terracotta,
brown, black, and gray. For more information, visitwww.flexflash.com.
Hidden Gutter Hangers
Raytec Manufacturing has been catering to gutter and roofing
contractors for over 30 years. Gutter contractors have reported that the
patented Hangtite and Hangfast hidden gutter hangers are the strongest hangers
in the industry. Hangtite is the hidden hanger without the built in screw.
Hangfast has the built in screw engineered into the design of the hanger. Both
styles are available with or without clip in 5- and 6-inch lengths. For more
information, call 877-800-2500 or fax 717-354-4306.
Metal Edge System
The Firestone UNA-Edge Metal Edge System includes three edge
securement products: Coping System, GravelStop System and DripEdge System and
meets the International Building Code (IBC) compliance for edge-metal
flashings. The system includes simple and straightforward architectural sheet
metal detailing, with no spring clips, extruded components, or crimped edges,
for ease of installation and labor cost savings. For more information, visitwww.firestonebpco.com.
Redesigned Gutter System
W.P. Hickman Company offers a new, heavy-gauge industrial
gutter system with an interior strap that eliminates the need for exterior
hangers, creating a smoother line that is more aesthetically pleasing. Available in three shapes, box, chamfer or
offset, Hickman’s newest gutter system offers improved performance because the
interior strap hooks onto the face, preventing it from pulling away from the
building. For more information, call
Rick Rhinehart at 800-892-9173, ext. 122.
Gutter Protection System
Flo-Free Leaf Guards are unnoticeable from the ground,
easily installed in any gutter system, and very profitable. Fast training cycle for companies with
certification is available. For more information, call for Special Flo-Free Trial
Kit and Samples at 800-622-4455 or click onwww.dciproducts.com.
Seamless Gutter System
Garrety Manufacturing Inc. roll forms Seamless Commercial
Gutter Systems on site in the Northeastern United States. The company supplies
7-inch box gutters with and without a roof flange; 6-inch and 5-inch K gutter
in .050/.040/.032 aluminum; 24-gauge steel; and 16-ounce copper in both Kynar
500 and polyester finishes, as well as commercial downspouts and accessories.
For more information, call Garrety Manufacturing Inc. at 800-628-5849.
Copper-Clad Stainless Gutters
Copper-cladded stainless steel is a cost-efficient
alternative to copper. With savings upwards of 25 percent, copper clad
stainless steel delivers the beauty, durability and integrity of solid copper.
Solid copper strips metallurgically bond to stainless steel providing all the
attributes of stainless steel with the beauty and characteristics of copper.
The product is available in K-style, half round gutters and accessories,
valleys, drip edge and flashings. For
more information, go towww.guttersupply.com.
Continuous Box Gutters
A.R.J. Inc. of Wickliffe, Ohio, has designed a continuous
roll-forming machine able to roll out continuous box gutters in 6-inch, 7-inch,
8-in inch and 10-inch dimensions. The company can work in .032, .040, .050
aluminum; 22- and 24-gauge steel; optional flange-back and reverse flange; and
Alcoa hook. Hangers in matching finishes are optional, while shipping in
50-foot lengths is available anywhere in the United States (freight
additional). For more information, call 866-256-8483.
New Gutter Design
RainPro from Englert Inc. is a revolutionary new residential
gutter design that provides a much greater capacity for water flow than a
conventional 5-inch K Gutter system while adding elegant architectural lines
and shadowing to the roofline and exterior of a home. RainPro looks and
functions differently than conventional systems, featuring a trough and a
33/8-inch outlet and leader system much larger than the conventional 5-inch
gutter. For information, visitwww.englertinc.com.
Copper, Aluminum and Steel Gutters
For over 130 years, Berger Building Products Inc. has been a
leading manufacturer of roof drainage products such as gutter systems that are
available in copper, aluminum, and steel. The company also provides soffit,
fascia, trim coil, drip edges, step flashings, kick-out diverters, conductor
heads, gutter guards and all of the associated accessories and fittings. For
more information, call 800-523-8852 or visitwww.bergerbros.com.
Permanent Gutter Protection
Rain Flow is a permanent solution that prevents clogged
gutters and eliminates the problems of traditional screens and metal covers.
Water flows freely through this latex-coated natural fiber material, but
leaves, seeds and other debris stay on top to blow away on the next breezy day.
No screw, nails, brackets or caulk is needed for installation. Rain Flow cuts
with scissors and is invisible from the ground. It fits 5- and 6-inch K-style
gutters, providing high profits and easy installation. For more information,
call 800-796-4476 or visitwww.rainflowusa.com.