Uni-Fit Gutter Outlet Drill-and-Fix Universal Spigot
Guttering attaches to a conservatory with gutter brackets that lock onto the conservatory ring beam. The ring beam runs horizontally with no slope, like that found in house guttering, as a result conservatory gutters can hold more standing water.
Standing water can lead to a build up of water and ice during cold spells, which then places the gutter brackets under increased strain.
That’s one reason why it’s important not to be too sparing with the amount of brackets that you use. You should check with the manufacturer but a general rule is 1 every 300 to 500mm.
Another contributing factor that is often overlooked is the number and placement of outlets to release the collected water. A large conservatory roof can collect lots of water and if too few outlets are fitted then that also can contribute to gutter bracket damage.
If you feel that your conservatory may not have an adequate number of outlets then you could retro-fit another down-pipe. One method is to buy a running outlet, or stopend outlet that fits your guttering and attach a downpipe to that. Another method is to fit a quality universal spigot, which requires a hole to be cut out of the guttering and the spigot screw fixes to the gutter and creates a sealed outlet that a downlipe can be attached to. One key advantage of the universal spigot is that they can be more precicely positioned and does not require a section to be cut out of the guttering.