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gutter

1. a channel running along the kerb or the centre of a road to collect and carry away rainwater
2. a trench running beside a canal lined with clay puddle
3. either of the two channels running parallel to a tenpin bowling lane
4. the space left between stamps on a sheet in order to separate them
5. Surfing a dangerous deep channel formed by currents and waves

Gutter

A shallow channel of metal or wood at the edge of a roof eave to catch and drain water into a downspout.

gutter

[′gəd·ər]
(building construction)
A trough along the edge of the eaves of a building to carry off rainwater.
(civil engineering)
A shallow trench provided beside a canal, bordering a highway, or elsewhere, for surface drainage.
(graphic arts)
In the pages of a book, the unprinted space or inner margin between the printed area and the binding.
(metallurgy)
A groove along the periphery of a die impression to allow for excess flash during forging.
(mining engineering)
A drainage trench cut along the side of a mine shaft to conduct the water back into a lodge or sump.

gutter

gutter, 1
1. A shallow channel of metal or wood set immediately below and along the eaves of a building to catch and carry off rainwater from the roof. Also see box gutter, concealed gutter, flying gutter, standing gutter, sunk gutter, through gutter. Also called eaves gutter, eaves trough, roof gutter.
2. In electrical wiring, the space provided at the sides, top, or bottom within an electric panel or switchboard to permit the installation of feeder and branch wiring conductors.

gutter

In typography, the space between two columns.
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Most gutters and downpipes are plastic these days, which are cheaper, lighter and easier to work with than metal ones, but many period properties still have the original cast-iron guttering.
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Surface-tension gutter guards are more visible than other styles, and water can shoot over them in heavy downpours.
Gutter Helmet Systems' gutter protection products prevent leaves and debris from entering gutters with a unique, patented design that allows rainwater to flow freely to downspouts and away from the home.
Finally, squeeze roof and gutter sealant all around the pipe to fill the cavity, smooth it off and remove any excess.
Safety first To get high enough to clean your gutters, you will be working from a ladder, so ladder safety should be your first priority when cleaning gutters.
If your gutter is difficult to check or you don't check it very often, gutter guards are a good idea.
Using your silicone gun, push the nozzle deep underneath the gutter directly above the bracket, squeezing out far more gutter silicone than you think you will need.
If your gutter is difficult to check or you don't check it very often, consider investing in gutter guards.
A cheaper product that degrades twice as fast as another would not be the best choice, even if it does have a greener production process: The extra cost of having to fix your water-damaged home--and the health problems that could arise from exposure to mold--would make a "cheaper" gutter in reality much more costly.
It has a rubber gasket at each end which forms a watertight seal between the gutter and union bracket.
The type of gutter your home has will depend on the roof.