A rainhead is a container that is located between the gutter and the downpipe, it aids in taking the flow of water away from the roof. It’s an external overflow to minimize water surges into the storm water system, aid the flow of water in the downpipe and minimize water overflow inside the building.
Rainheads are available in a variety of styles that can be roof or wall mounted.
Leaves and other debris build up over time in your roof gutter, when it rains this material can block your downpipes causing gutters to overflow.
- Deflect leaves and debris away from the flow of the water.
- Eliminate fire hazards
- Prevent blocked gutters and flooded eaves.
Should you have tank water they:
- Reduce tank maintenance
- Prevent debris, mosquitoes, insects and vermin entering the water system.
When installing rain heads it is important to consider the rainfall intensity, the use of the building, the size of the box guttering and to conform to the requirements of AS/NZS 3500.3:2003 Plumbing and Drainage regulations.