Channeling run-off from the gutters into the downpipes is usually some kind of rainhead. It’s like an expansion box, often drawing water in at the convergence of two or more gutters, and allows for linear flow of larger quantities of water away from the roof. It is usually where you’ll find strainers to collect leaves, and therefore is prone to overflows, all of which impacts the design you choose.
These are usually difficult to hide, but need not be an eyesore. These days most architects and designers make them a design element in your build. Standard rainheads come in all shapes and styles, from square, to semi-cylindrical, to any number of bespoke patterns. We specialize in fabricating to-order, to give your architect maximum freedom in designing your roofline.
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