Gutter Innovations

Month: June 2018

In the Gutter

Our roofs, of course, are another impermeable surface that prevents rainwater from going where it should go–to our edible landscape. We can minimize the surface area by living in as small a house as possible and trying to maximize open ground. To find out more about this article please visit: https://www.rootsimple.com/2007/01/in-the-gutter/ Resources: www.rootsimple.com

overflowing gutters

Should my contractor have used gutter flashing when installing my new roof & gutters?

Depending on the pitch of your roof and what contract you agreed to with your contractor. Gutter flashing is a painted metal strip typically eight to ten feet long and it goes over the tar paper or ice and water shield before shingles are installed. It’s primary purpose is to help keep water away from …

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9 Uses for Gutters that Aren’t on the Roof

Don’t put those old gutters in the trash heap just yet! There are many clever and creative ways to recycle and repurpose gutters. Here are our favorite unconventional ways to use gutters.   Please click here to find out more about this article:   Resources: https://www.familyhandyman.com

First Flush Diverter

In May 2012 an Arkitrek Camp team made a first-flush diverter for a rainwater harvesting system on their design for the Mantanani Bunkhouse. Here’s how it works. To find out more about this article please visit: http://arkitrek.com/http:/arkitrek.com/first-flush-diverter/ Resources: www.arkitrek.com