The Components of a Gutter System

Gutter System

The Roof - It takes a well designed roof to drain all of the storm water into the gutters or roof drains.

The Gutter - The gutter (or roof drain in some flat roof) needs to be designed to capture all the roof drainage and direct the water into the downspouts.

The Downspouts - These are the pipes that carry the water from the gutters to the drain system.

The Drain System - This is the in-ground set of pipes the leads the water away from the structure and into a storm drain or on site system.

See also Topics: Gutters, Downspouts and Drains, Topics: Downspout Drain Systems, Topics: Topics: Footing Drains