|Frequently Asked Questions About RainTube|
WHY DO I NEED TO PROTECT MY GUTTERS?
Your rain gutters perform the critical task of collecting rainwater from the roof and channeling it safely away from the structure. Downspouts choked with debris and leaves cause water to overflow uncontrollably and damage the roof, siding, paint, interior walls, basement and foundation resulting in expensive repairs. It can also cause flooding and landscape erosion. Weight from rain or snow in debris filled gutters can loosen the mountings and brackets and eventually pull the gutters away from the structure. Debris that remains in gutters with clogged downspouts will decay into a moisture-laden slime. This muck layer accelerates the deterioration of the gutters and creates an environment where mosquitoes, termites and even vegetation can grow. Protecting your downspouts from clogging and minimizing gutter debris is essential to protecting your home.
HOW DOES RainTube PROTECT MY GUTTERS?
RainTube uses a four-step system to protect your gutters. First, we inspect the condition of your gutters and report any shortcomings and recommend repairs if needed. Even new gutters are sometime found to be sloped wrong or lack enough downspouts to properly drain the system. Next your gutters are cleaned and the downspouts flushed. Then, our patented RainTube system is installed. The porous RainTube fills the gutter allowing water to flow freely through the system while minimizing clogging debris. Leaves and debris are held up high above the gutter where they quickly dry and are lifted away by a gentle breeze. Muck does not form and the interior of the gutter dries out quickly. Fourth, we regularly follow-up with you to make sure everything is working well. Put simply, RainTube prevents debris from clogging your downspouts and damaging your home.
WHAT HAPPENS TO SMALL DEBRIS AND GRIT?
A properly functioning gutter system must be able to collect water, then, channel it out of the gutters and away from the home. During the RainTube estimate the gutters are checked for proper drainage and adjustments are recommended such as resloping or the addition of downspouts to insure that they do. The patented RainTube technology prevents large debris such as leaves, pine needles, birds and rodents from entering. Tiny particles such as dust, fine seeds and roof grit may still enter, but with proper sloping and drainage these particles will remain in solution and flush out through the downspouts. In heavy rain the unique RainTube design also creates a bubbling, agitating action at the bottom of the gutter that help sweeps small debris away and washes it out, keeping the gutter clean and flowing. This action can be easily seen at home shows with our wet-display roof demonstration using a clear acrylic gutter. Also, the RainTube is easily removed to inspect the condition and cleanliness of the gutter or to repair a damaged section. A very nice feature!
WHY IS RainTube THE SENSIBLE SOLUTION FOR ME?
Because protecting your gutters is so important, we designed the RainTube system to not only provide the best gutter protection available but to also be affordable to nearly any property owner. The professionally installed RainTube system gives you the most effective gutter protection at the lowest price on the market—period.
HOW CAN RainTube BE EFFECTIVE YET SO INEXPENSIVE?
Our simple, straightforward, patented technology allows technicians to complete high quality installations quickly with fewer tools and equipment. The RainTube system is a superior solution based on simple, understandable science that prevents your downspouts from clogging and maximizes the capacity of the gutter to carry torrential rainfall runoff. There is no disturbing of your roof material, no holes or fasteners in your home's roof, fascia or gutters. This means we can provide and install the RainTube system for a small fraction of the cost of other, more complicated protection devices. Plus, if repair or service is ever needed, the system is easily and quickly removed and re-installed—no fuss, muss or damage. The bottom line: RainTube passes its savings on to you.
IS THERE A GUARANTEE?
We warrant to the original consumer purchaser that the RainTube system will be free of defects due to faulty material or manufacture for as long as you own the home, under normal use and maintenance, normal exposure to sunlight, temperature and other natural elements. In addition, we warrant that RainTube when properly installed and maintained will prevent your downspouts from clogging. It is the responsibility of the installing dealer to assure that the RainTube system has been properly installed in your home and is performing as designed. At the time of installation the gutter and downspouts must be thoroughly cleaned; gutters properly aligned, flashed, and sloped, with downspouts located at least every 30 feet, and with all other protective screens removed at the time of installation. It is the responsibility of the property owner to provide the minimal maintenance required including removal of loose debris from the roof and top of the system before it has an opportunity to break down and decompose. Periodic removal of debris from the roof is usually all the maintenance the RainTube system requires.
CAN YOU HELP KEEP THE REST OF MY ROOF FREE OF DEBRIS?
In areas with mature trees, unwanted debris can sometimes build up on your roof and it is important to remove it before it has a chance to break down and decompose or act as a waterbridge over the top of the gutter system. RainTube does a great job protecting gutters and its unique shape also helps make cleaning your roof a breeze. If you need help removing any loose debris from your roof, our dealers are available to help at very competitive prices. If this is a recurring need, some dealers can even schedule reminder calls to you at no charge.