I have a house with no gutters installed and I was curious to know if there are any other systems to collect rain water from the roof instead of getting gutters installed?
I had heard about using Flashing as a way - but can't find any help to guide me how to go about it.
Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
posted 6 years ago
You can make "gutters" or rain channels in a variety of ways. If you want to use flashing, get someone to bend the coil stock into a shape something like this it will minimize large debris from entering your water trough. Sure, you could add screening, but a flushing system before the collection pint should keep everything pretty clean. Basically you are making something close to a gutter helmet system.
Or, you can cut a part of the arc out of pvc pipe and secure that tube to your roof edge. When you get to the end you can either use rain chains or more pvc.
It is difficult to gather roof rainwater without something there, and you want to keep water from pummeling your foundation area, anyway.
If you can afford it gutter the roof, it also keeps the walls drier. I think that with most other methods you loose a lot of water.
And then you need a decent tank. Many plumbers do not care enough that the gutters slope, and they tell you stories that this is actually better, don't believe that, look if they slope.