Note: Words in italics refer to commonly used terms for the same item
Box Gutter- Gutter that is square in shape with a slant on front.
Casting– Manufacturing process where liquid metal is poured into a mold. The result is a strong durable product.
Chromating- An industrial primer for aluminum material. Items still require painting.
Corrugated Downspout- Allows for expansion. fluted.
Downspout- A pipe that carries rainwater from a roof gutter down to a drain or the ground. down pipe, leaders, drainpipes.
Downspout Extension- A section of downspout added to extend downspout.
Downspout Boot- A decorative extension at the end of a downspout.
Downspout Clean Out- Downspout extension which includes trap for catching debris when going into a drain tile.
Downspout Strap- Simple strap to attach downspout to structure. leader strap.
End Cap- End piece placed at the end of a gutter section.
Expanded End (Downspout & Elbows)- Eliminates the need for crimping when connecting two pieces.
Fascia Bracket- Gutter bracket that mounts to fascia board. gutter hanger, hanger.
Funnel Outlet- An outlet placed on the outside of the gutter. A decorative alternative to a regular outlet.
Galvalume– A steel with a coating of aluminum and zinc.
Gauge- Refers to the thickness of gutter.
Gutter- Horizontal channel installed at the edge of the roof to carry rainwater and melted snow away from the house. Eavestroughs.
Half Round Gutter- Just as the name implies; it is essentially a half circle, with the open half facing the roof
K-Style Gutter- Ogee Gutter.
Lap Joint– overlap, splice.
Leader Head– A decorative box used to collect rainwater and guide it to the downspout.
Outlet– A formed piece that serves as the hole from which the water travels from the horizontal section of the gutter to the downspout. tube, drop outlet/tube, funnel.
Offset– A pipe that redirects a downspout from the gutter under the eaves towards the house, and then down a wall or the distance from the outlet back to the wall of the structure.
Gutter Slope- The angle at which a horizontal section of gutter is tilted in order to force water to flow toward a downspout.
Radius Gutter– Custom gutter formed in rounded sections to accommodate a turret or round area with minimal seaming.
Roof Mount– A method of installing the gutter attachment directly to the roof. Examples of roof mount hanging include a rod with a hidden bracket or a roof bar with a fascia bracket.
Spherical End Cap- radius end cap.
Stamped– Item stamped out of metal.
Strip Miter– Strip of metal to connect both legs of gutter at a corner. Strip miters do not leave a loose corner as do box miters.
Smooth Downspout- Round downspout.
Tie Strap– Strap that adds support for a hidden gutter bracket when attaching to the fascia.
Wedge- Wedges are used behind fascia brackets to accommodate for an angled fascia or rafter tail. Wedges range from 7.5 degrees to 45 degrees.
Welded Seam Downspout- Welded seam copper downspout and elbows have a smooth, seamless appearance versus the more common folded seam.