Quad Gutters – The Most Common Gutter Profile in Australia

Inside an old quad gutter that’s been cleared and flushed

Did you know quad gutters are one of the most popular guttering options? Find out more about the design and materials in our latest blog.

Until it comes time to update or replace your gutters, a common assumption is that all gutters are the same. In fact, you have a number of gutter types to select from. Box gutters, square, rounded and fascia gutters are all options, but here we take a look at one of the most popular styles in Australia – quad gutters.

Hosing out a quad gutter by lifting a gutter guard mesh

So what is a quad gutter?

Quad gutters are also referred to as “D” gutters. They have a classic, clean, straight-edge look that works with house styles ranging from colonial to contemporary, and this versatility is one reason for their widespread appeal.

Quad gutters can be attached with concealed internal or external brackets, so it is possible to keep the look subtle and streamlined. Quad gutters can also be purchased with optional slots which are useful to help prevent water overflow. They are a great option for both new home guttering and additions to existing gutters.

Materials and style

Like other styles, quad gutters may be made from several types of materials including Colorbond, stainless steel, galvanised steel, aluminium and even copper.

There are pros and cons to each material choice, so it’s best to speak to a professional to check what is most appropriate for your home. Your choice is likely to take into account the style of your property, your budget and perhaps even climate.

Once you’ve decided, you’ll be able to choose from a range of colours.

A quad gutter with Triple-G mesh installed. The gutter guard colour is Mountain Blue to match the roof.

Quad gutter maintenance

Quad gutters are a very versatile and practical choice, but like all gutters, it’s vital that you look after them. Gutters need regular maintenance so they don’t become blocked, which can lead to water damage to your home. It’s also particularly important to keep gutters free of debris as we approach bushfire season.

If you are in need of gutter cleaning in Melbourne or would like to hear about innovative product solutions to help minimise maintenance, then don’t hesitate to give us a call on (03) 9899-5886