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Reasons for selecting roof drains and rain leaders systems while constructing your house

Typically, people prefer this or that kind of roof drains for some aesthetic reasons. But regardless of any aesthetic reasons the shapes of roof drains & rain leaders must fully match the geometry of fasteners. These fasteners are meant to improve the drainage, and not to create some sort of clogging. Furthermore, the roof drains are usually so complex that they consist of many different elements. For instance, the drainage system consists of many separate sections. The rainwater is directed from the gutters to the drain pipes with a help of small funnels. This element bears the heaviest loads, and therefore the installation must be carried out by an expert. Otherwise, the funnels will be skewed and the gutters will be damaged very fast.

Roof drains & rain leaders are very easy to fit together when all installation works are performed by a qualified expert. The roof drains can have the length of four meters or even more. That’s why these drains are usually round, but some designers prefer to use the rectangular or square shapes. For joining the separate sections of the drains, there can be additional broadening elements. With a help of these elements, the separate sections are joined together. Sometimes, special sockets are used for the same purposes.  The main thing to keep in mind is that the drains should easily come over all parts of the building. For this purpose, the special bend elements are used. These bend elements are also used to divert water from the plinth. All bend elements are unified. In order to create the desired profile of the junction, they are joined together and connected to the roof drains.

The galvanized roof drains & rain leaders are quite popular these days. Thanks to the modern technologies these roof drains are now available in different colors. Some manufacturers also produce plastic roof drains. Plastic roof drains are usually made of different polymers or polyvinyl chloride. The main advantage of such roof drains is their simplicity and ease of installation. At the same time, plastic rainwater systems have certain drawbacks. If you are planning to install a new rainwater system anytime soon, all cons and pros must be carefully considered.  In case you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to hire the experts.

Everyone is familiar with the roof drains & rain leaders, and at first glance these parts of the drainage system seem to have the most unpretentious design. Some people even believe that you do not actually need to install any water drainage system at all. However, if such drainage system is absent, the moisture can cause the most severe damage to the building. Running down the walls, the moisture penetrates into the basement or under the foundation. Thus, it violates the internal microclimate of the building. And no matter how many of the roof slopes a building has, it must be equipped with a properly installed and maintained drainage system. The best news is that you can hire the experts to do all installation and maintenance works for you.