Thanks to the gutter system installed in your home, most homeowners nowadays no longer have to worry about their home suffering from water damage. After all, the gutters and downspouts are there to catch the rainwater that runs off your roofing system and divert it away from your home before it causes any problems. But where exactly does the rainwater in your gutters and downspouts go?
The rain barrel is one of three potential places the rainwater in your gutters and downspouts can go. In fact, according to professionals, installing a rain barrel in your property is the easiest way to store rainwater for future use. To install a rain barrel in your home, you’ll need to have a diverter installed on your downspout to deliver the water into the barrel, which can be installed under or above ground depending on your preference.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for something that can divert rainwater away from your home without affecting your curb appeal, you can also consider building a drainage pit in your property. This is because to create a drainage pit, professionals will have to excavate a part of the ground before partially filling it with polished stone and installing a drain pipe in its lowest area to catch water from the soil and drain from the pit. This keeps the pit out of sight from your neighbors and anyone who could be passing by your home.
Rainwater Collection System
Finally, you can also have your roofing and gutter installation professionals install a rainwater collection system in your home to catch the rainwater that flows down your gutters and downspouts. If you opt for this route, experts will install big underground tanks in your property to collect the runoff rainwater from your gutters. These tanks will then be linked to a filter and pump that pumps out water when you need it to water your garden in the future.
What Happens If Your Gutters and Downspouts Don’t Work?
If your gutters or downspouts fail to work because they’re clogged or damaged, you can expect them to start overflowing if left unattended. This is something that you shouldn’t allow to happen as not only can the rainwater cause moisture damage to your roof but the rainwater that falls to the ground can also seep beneath the soil and damage your foundations.
Want to install a new gutter system in your home? Don’t hesitate to turn to Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation, the leading experts to approach when it comes to gutter installation and residential roof replacement services. Give us a call at (865) 216-3274 or (615) 906-1195. You can also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Knoxville, Lebanon and other nearby areas in TN.