Technology

System Description

  • Consisting of the gutter, downspouts and accessories
  • Gutter featuring a notched bead for simple installation

RHEINZINK offers round and boxed-shaped gutters and downspouts along with a wide variety of accessories.  RHEINZINK gutter systems products are manufactured to DIN EN 988 / DIN EN 612 and tested according to the QUALITY ZINC Criteria Catalogue (TÜV Rheinland).  Following comprehensive evaluation of its complete lifecycle, it has been certified as an environmentally friendly building product by Cradle to Cradle at the Silver level and by ISO as a 14025, Type III product.  RHEINZINK is ASTM B69-11 compliant for Type 1 and Type 2.  

RHEINZINK gutters are available in both prePATINA blue-grey and prePATINA graphite-grey.

Measurements/ Metal Thickness

Standard gutter sizes for blue-grey:

  • 5", 6" and 7-1/2" *
  • Metal thicknesses: 0.7 mm or 0.8 mm depending on the nominal size 
  • Standard length 10' *
  • Standard nominal sizes downspouts (round) 3-1/8", 4" and 5 
  • Metal thicknesses 0.7 mm
  • Standard lengths: 10'

Standard gutter sizes for graphite-grey:

  • 6" 
  • Metal thickness: 0.7 mm 
  • Standard length 10' *
  • Standard nominal sizes downspouts (round) 4" 
  • Metal thicknesses 0.7 mm 
  • Standard lengths: 10'

 

The gutter size specifies the girth. Please see the table on the left for the gutter measurement. The nominal size specified for downpipes indicates their nominal diameter. 

*Other sizes available upon request

Attaching

  • Attach gutter with specially manufactured bracket 
  • Alternative: RHEINZINK-Snap-Lock Bracket system 
  • Individual gutter lengths connected by soft soldering 

  • Fixing rainwater downpipes with downpipe brackets 
  • Alternative: RHEINZINK-Universal Downpipe Bracket for round downpipes of all nominal sizes

Gutters are fastened with brackets especially produced for this purpose (as per DIN EN 1462). They are either attached to the fascia board, sheathing, rafters (sideways if necessary) or to the wall.  Brackets must be sufficiently dimensioned to comply with local requirements. 

The RHEINZINK-Snap-Lock Bracket System is an innovation in terms of conventional fixing: Fast installation of a snap-lock fixing rail means you no longer have any bother with cutting off gutter brackets.

Downpipes are generally attached using conventional downspout brackets in the framework.  For pipes with a nominal size > 4", bracket spacing is 6'-5" max. and for pipes with a nominal size ≤ 4" it is 10' max.  The minimum distance between the waste stack and the building should be 3/4". 

For further information about attaching, positioning and cross-sections of gutter brackets as well as the positioning of expansion elements please see the brochure "Standing Seam Technology - Design & Application" under 'Downloads'.

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