Everyone likes the rain and pleasant weather that brings with it. However, you also have to take some precautions to make your property safe from excess water. In all safety measures, rain trough has a significant interest.
This will help walls to stay safe from the excess water. If you do not install rain trough properly, it can be dangerous for your home. Today different types of rain troughs (which is also known as ‘ฝนตกร่อง’ in the Thai language) are available in the market. Awareness about all types is important to select the best one.
Types of rain trough are:
Steel: Steel is a material that can easily bear the brunt of fallen branches. This trough often rusts and needs frequent painting. Galvanized gutters have a zinc coating that protects them from rust but they are prone to rust.
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Aluminum: Aluminum is the material most commonly used for trough due to corrosion-resistance, lightweight properties, these trough systems are easy to maintain and lower maintenance costs.
Copper: Copper troughs are slightly stronger than aluminum and do not rust, but they will not last as long. Copper trough oxidizes and turns green over time, but they can be protected with a layer of paint to maintain their appearance and shiny surface.
Zinc: Zinc troughs are made with an alloy of zinc, titanium, and copper. It does not require paint and creates a protective layer against weathering and corrosion. These troughs have almost doubled the lifespan of aluminum.
These are some important types of troughs available in the market, while choosing, always keep in mind the location you live in and the structure of your home. Select the trough which suits your home exterior at the same time and protect your home from damage.