A rainwater system must offer optimum functionality to protect your home from the ingress of water. Calculate the flow rate of water from the roof and, if necessary, choose a larger gutter to cope with the capacity of water, preventing overspill.
Style of project
Carry the style of your project through to your rainwater system. With a wide selection of profiles, colours and finishes available on the market, it should be simple to choose a system to suit your house. Ask for product samples from your supplier.
Research material choice
Do research on which material suits the environment your building is in. For example, a location by the sea will require a system that won’t erode with the exposure to the salt in the atmosphere.
Check with your local council to see if you are in a heritage area and if there are any material restrictions.
Durable and low maintenance
Save time and money in the future by adding a long-lasting rainwater system (some can offer 30+ years service) and are maintenance-free – bar periodical clearing out.
Think about the recyclability of your new rainwater system and consider those manufactured from sustainable materials.