Downpipes are a component of a roof’s drainage system. They connect to gutters in order to allow water to be brought down to ground level to drain. Downpipes should be positioned so that all water flows away from the foundation of a home.
Downpipes are available in the same colours and materials as guttering. Steel and copper are two of the most common materials for roof downpipes. It is recommended that 700 square meters of downpipe be used for every 10 square meters of roof that will drain. No less than this quantity of downpipe should be used, however, more downpipe is required in areas that experience heavier quantities of rain.
An experienced roofer can ensure that downpipes are effectively installed for optimal drainage. When there is a risk of flooding of a home’s foundation, it is essential that professionals get the job done or a home’s integrity is compromised.