(PRWEB) April 22, 2014
With the launch of the new website http://www.downspoutboots.com, iron casting manufacturer J.R. Hoe & Sons is offering a comprehensive range of high quality, aesthetically pleasing cast iron downspout boots. Engineered for superior performance and durability, J.R. Hoe cast iron downspout boots are produced using sustainable manufacturing processes, earning accreditation by the US Green Building Council in numerous categories for LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) building products. On the new website, product information including technical drawings and pricing information can be obtained quickly and easily.
With over a century of expertise and constant innovation, J.R. Hoe and Sons has combined extensive metal casting know-how with modern manufacturing practices to develop a promising new product line accompanied by clean and resourceful website. By embracing the information age and utilizing cutting-edge production technology, the development of the downspout boot product line is a continuation of the company’s strong manufacturing history and its founder’s enduring legacy of continuous improvement.
J.R. Hoe and Sons (http://www.jrhoe.com) has a long and proud tradition in the metalworking industry. The company was founded in 1909 when J.R. Hoe, a Pittsburgh steel mill superintendent and his 5 sons – each highly skilled in the iron and steel trade – migrated to the southern mountains of Kentucky to start a small foundry. With their ironworking expertise the company soon became the center for metal manufacturing for the entire region. J.R. Hoe and Sons proceeded to manufacture castings and fabrications which supported infrastructure development across America throughout the 20thcentury.
Now in its 5th generation of family management, the company upholds the principles of “Success through Continuous Improvement” and employs advanced engineering and manufacturing practices for all facets of casting design and production. J.R. Hoe produces a wide range of gray and ductile iron castings utilizing a state-of-the-art electric induction melt system, casting solidification and flow simulation software and an engineering department proficient in 3D and parametric modeling. The J.R. Hoe casting facility follows sustainable manufacturing processes in all phases of production.
Cast iron downspout boots are a product commonly specified on new building projects which are intended to meet 3 key objectives: 1. Protect the metal downspout on the building wall from damage by impact 2. Effectively divert the flow of roof drainage from the downspout to the underground drainage system, and 3. Serve as an attractive architectural feature that enhances a building’s appeal.
Inadequate downspout boot connections can have a range of adverse effects on a building. Downspout boots made of plastic or light steel material can be broken by impact causing drainage into the building foundation or onto the ground leading to structural damage or landowner liability concerns. Also, downspout boots with poor hydraulic flow design characteristics such as sharp flow transitions and restricted flow points are subject to clogging and leaking near the building foundation, also causing structural damage.
The durability of J.R. Hoe downspout boots is second to none, as they are cast from ASTM A-48 Class 30 gray iron. With a sleek and fluid product design, J.R. Hoe downspout boots are not only the strongest and best-performing but the most visually appealing as well. Superior hydraulic conveyance, aesthetic appeal and durability are key advantages offered by J.R. Hoe downspout boots. In addition, the website makes the process of acquiring price quotes, product drawings and submitting orders a seamless and easy one.
J.R. Hoe and Sons combines over a century of experience with constant innovation to produce only the highest quality iron castings. The launch of the downspout boot product line and website will ensure that the knowledge gathered over several generations will continue to be passed on to the customer through a digital medium. Contact J.R. Hoe and Sons to find out more about their company and new downspout boot product line at 1-800-245-5521 or via email at info(at)downspoutboots(dot)com.