Downspouts serve to direct water away from the roof and into somewhere safer, where it won’t be able to damage the home and property. Maintained properly, downspouts drain gutters quickly, preventing the need for roof and gutter repair.
While you can divert this water away from your home, you can also capture some of this moisture for future uses.
These gutter accessories help to divert some water that flows down your downspout into water storage equipment like a rain barrel so that it can be put to good use.
Downspout diverters are different from rain diverters in that they are attached directly to the downspout (rain diverters are attached to gutter-less areas on the roof) and that they help direct water to a container of sorts, unlike rain diverters that merely serve to divert water into gutters.
Types of Diverters
There are two types of downspout diverters. First is the type that directs water into a rain barrel using a hose. Second is the type that diverts water into a rain barrel with an overflow using an arm that is folded upward when not in use.
Rain diverters and downspout diverters both help to provide homes with top-performing roofing that doesn’t just help homeowners stay warm indoors; they also help provide homes with that extra water for certain needs like watering the garden.
If you’re looking for help in buying and installing downspout diverters, look no further than Commonwealth Roofing & Siding. Give us a call at (703) 890-0717, or fill out our online contact form for a free estimate. We are your trusted roofers in Sterling and Chantilly, VA.