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Failure of gutter brackets
Over a period of 4 years since installation of my conservatory, gutter brackets have failed on three separate occasions. In each case the tab which slots into the ring beam has snapped. The failures seem to occur when the gutters are filled to capacity by rain water. Do you agree that the gutter brackets should be designed to accomodate this condition, which is almost certain to occur in heavy rain or when the gutter or outlets are blocked by snow and ice or following a fall of leaves. What environmental loading conditions are conservatory gutters designed to withstand.
the problem is that the gutters are as level as the conservatory therefore do not have a fall. maybe not enough brackets have been installed . I would personally fit them at 300mm centres to assure that they can take the weight of sometimes 20mm of water all round . I think its time that someone can design a system that is adjustable which would solve this issue. Contact your supplier and they should refit the guttering with more brackets free of charge under your guarantee..
Answered 4th Aug 2012