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Each rainwater system is co-extruded with a white interior and a range of exterior colours - Freefoam’s new innovative solution to the problems associated with rapid heat absorption and expansion of gutters. Widely published test results show that while a white surface exposed to sunshine can absorb heat and attain a surface temperature 10ºC or more over the air temperature, dark surfaces can rise a further 30-40ºC and exceed the softening point of the PVC. On large capacity gutters with a large surface area facing the sun, this can be a particular problem. While the interior will be exposed to sunlight as normal, its absorption of heat from the sun and subsequent expansion along its width and length will be significantly reduced, thus dramatically decreasing the probability of any associated problems.
All Freeflow® gutter accessories are manufactured with their advanced long-life compressible seals which results in flexible water-tight joints when lengths of guttering are connected together. The seals also allow the gutters to move without making a noise and without creating the gaps which cause leaks.
A 50 Year Lifetime Guarantee is available on all registered white Freeflow installations, while a 10 year guarantee is available on all other colours. Customers not availing of the online registration system to obtain a certificate will qualify for the standard 20 year guarantee on all white products. All guarantees are subject to terms and conditions (see www.myfreefoam.com for details).
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All Freeflow gutters and downpipes come covered with protective film so they can survive knocks in transit and can be installed without scratches.
Freeflow® rainwater systems are manufactured using a combination of recycled and virgin materials to minimise environmental impact and optimise product performance. Recycled content varies, however it is typically up to 85%. All recycled material used is 100% lead free Freefoam material.
For the full Specifcation and Technical aspects of the Freeflow systems you can download the brochure here