The roof rain diverter is my favorite way to get more roof runoff to a roof that I’m working on. It’s a convenient way to have an overflow system in my home that is less messy but still works.
This is a project that I’ve been dreaming about for a while now. I bought a roof that is about 40 years old and the roof was in horrible shape. I could see myself tearing it apart and fixing it up but there wasn’t enough money in it to do that. Now that I have a roof that is in decent shape and has a lot of options, I can build a small roof rain diverter to bring more rain to my roof.
Roof rain diverters are an interesting alternative to gravity fed rain geeks. They are designed to divert water to a specified location without using a dam, which is a common problem with rain geeks. It can also be used for sprinklers, which is handy if you want your house to be a little more cozy.
Like what? You don’t have to install a dam, and you don’t need a rain gee. A roof rain diverter is basically a short length of PVC pipe that is installed on the roof to divert water away from the house. A garden sprinkler isn’t a good option because it would be a lot of work to install. It would be nice to have a roof rain diverter that could be installed without having to have it on the roof.
This is a pretty common DIY product, but you can also check out RoofRainDiverters.com. That’s the website run by the folks at roof rain diverter.com. They have some pretty interesting products to get you started.
Its pretty cool. It basically works by setting the pipe at a certain height and then letting the water to run off the roof. It sounds kind of lame, but that doesn’t mean the product is bad. It works, and if you have a roof that is prone to rain then its a win.
What is a roof rain diverter? Well you can get these products from various sources including the roof rain diverter website.
I’m not a fan of rain diverter home depot because it just sounds like the name of a band. It would be cool if it was a little more hip and interesting. There is a cool video on youtube showing one person using one of the products.
The roof rain diverter is a little different than a roof water fall diverter, in that it uses a special tool to separate the water from the roof. The idea is that the roof should be completely dry, but rainwater can still fall through the roof. This product has been in use for about a decade and is very popular.
In another video, a roof rain diverter is shown with a tool that looks similar to the one in the video on youtube, but it’s not in the video. It’s a very cool, and somewhat ingenious design that comes with multiple tools to separate and control rainwater from the roof.