Cast Iron Gutter Lining

Completed by Elite Roofing & Cladding Ltd

The cast iron gutters on this listed building date back to the 18th century and were suffering from multiple leaks, having undergone a series of repairs over many years, none of which had been successful.

Because of the listed status of the building, it was not possible to replace the gutters and the owners association sought out a permanent solution that would provide them with a robust solution.

Liquasil's liquid gutter lining system, Gutterseal, was chosen after much deliberation and Elite Roofing & Cladding Ltd were selected as the preferred contractor to complete the works.

The gutters first had to be cleaned thoroughly and prepared back to a suitable condition to accept the SWT (Surface & Rust Tolerant) anti-corrosion primer.

Cast iron gutters use more primer material than steel gutters and this should always be factored into your costs when considering a liquid lining.

Once primed, a series of patch repairs was undertaken where the gutter had corroded through. All joints and patch repairs were then coated and sealed with Non-Sag Sealer, a very thixotropic silicone paste, to prevent leaks from these areas.

The final stage of the installation involved application of Liquasil One (a silicone coating made for gutters) to the entire length of the gutters, providing a seamless bonded liner that will last many years.

This was a particularly complicated & challenging project for Elite Roofing & Cladding Ltd, since access was extremely restricted.