Tiger Striping

 
WHAT IS TIGER STRIPING?
Customers sometimes call rain gutter companies about dirty streaks on their rain gutter systems that will not wash off. The first assumption is usually that the paint has gone bad and turned a different color. This is not always the case. Naturally, pollution and dirt continuously build up on the top lip of the gutter. When moisture combines with these pollutants it streams down the face of the gutter.  Future precipitation will continuously follow this same path. Over time the build up becomes alternating light and dark streaks. This is generally referred to as tiger striping and is a problem experienced ny manufacturers of trailers, motor homes, commercial architectural aluminum, metal roofing, siding, and gutters. Custom Fit has reviewed government and industry guidelines that all require regular maintenance to prevent the “normal build-up of soil deposit and oxide accumulations”. The level of maintenance depends solely on the atmospheric conditions in a geographic region.

IS IT IN BREACH OF THE WARRANTY?
Custom Fit would like to assure you that the paint underneath these deposits remains in good condition. Therefore, tiger striping is not a failure or breach of warranty, since environmental conditions are beyond individual control.

HOW CAN IT BE MAINTAINED?
Simple cleaning procedures should be performed to reduce the build up of these deposits. Tiger striping implies an already heavy build up on the gutter system and will require a strong cleaning solution. Effective care and maintenance method are listed in the FAQ page of our website.

 
 

             

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