Guttering is designed to protect your home's exterior walls from rain by channelling it from the roof to a drain in the ground via the gutter and downpipes.
The type of gutter depends on the roof. Sloping roofs have an eaves
gutter, flat roofs have a parapet gutter, and a number of sloping roofs
meeting at one point have a valley gutter, which links up with either an
eaves or parapet gutter.
There are also different shapes of
gutter. Standard ones are semi-circular and run into circular downpipes,
square ones are bigger and so ideal for large properties and places
prone to rain, and ogee ones have straight back edges and fluted front
edges and can be used with both square and circular downpipes.
Taken from the Shropshire Star.
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