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Roof Gutters: How To Install The Best Of Them

Water, as is known, crushes a stone. And not only the sea or the river, but also the rain, which drains from the roofs. The higher the number of floors, the more destructive the power of your planes. The blind area, the foundations, the walls suffer. In short, something has to be done!

Safely protect from rain, and in the spring and meltwater will help the roof, equipped with a drainage system. But what exactly? Is it always necessary to twist a beloved house with networks of pipes and channels?

Strictly speaking, not always. How harmful is the impact of precipitation on the walls and foundations, largely depends on the architecture, the number of floors, the finishes. 

Protect the structure the way it is decided 

For example, in buildings with flat roofs, as well as on more than five floors, internal drainage is arranged. So the pipes on the facades are not visible, the water flows into a hidden system and is removed through the outlet in the basement.

Gutter systems for pitched roofs

Outdoor drainage (these same “nets”) is used mainly in houses with sloping roofs. Under the eaves of the cornice, there are gutters.

Located at a slight incline, 5 1 mm per meter in length, they make streams that flow down from the ceiling and direct them into the sewers. The water inlet in the pipes is provided by the receiving funnels installed at the junction of the gutters and pipes.

Leaving the pipes, the water enters the roof drainage system network, is removed from the site, or enters the reservoir for its intended use, most often for irrigation. Gutters and pipes have different cross-sections: round, rectangular, trapezoidal. The most popular around the world is round, as they are easier to install and operate. Rounded waterers, for example, are easier to clean from fallen leaves and other debris.

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