FAQs

What is Rainhandler?

Rainhandler replaces conventional gutters to protect your home from the harmful effects of rain and snow. It consists of 3/4″ wide aluminum louvers that have been compared to an open Venetian blind.

How Does Rainhandler Work?

As the rain comes off your roof, Rainhandler’s seven angled louvers break up the heavy sheet of water into small drops. These drops are deflected away from your home where they fall harmlessly to the ground in a 2 to 3 foot band.

To understand the benefit, picture the solid sheet of water that would pour down around your home from a clogged gutter. Its force would dig a trench at best and destroy gardens and back water up against your home’s foundation at worst. Even unclogged gutters funnel water into a downspout that dumps the water into a small area that quickly becomes saturated.

Compare this picture to the scientific dispersal of water in small, harmless drops evenly around your home and you’ll understand the advantage of Rainhandler.
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Is It True Rainhandler Will Never Give Me The Clogging Or Cleaning Problems Associated With Gutters?

Rainhandler’s open aluminum louvers allow leaves and debris to either blow away or fall through. Snow and ice have no place to build up. Rainhandler is self-cleaning.

What Happens If Something Does Get Caught In The Louvers?

In the rare event this does happen, it won’t materially affect the Rainhandler’s performance because unlike a gutter, it won’t affect the entire system. You merely wash it off from ground level. A two dollar high pressure nozzle will reach 2 stories or more.

How Does Rainhandler Improve The Appearance Of My Home Compared To A Conventional Gutter System?

Rainhandler is nearly invisible when it’s installed, so the natural lines of your home aren’t broken up by pipes and downspouts. Rainhandler comes in white or brown baked on enamel, and natural aluminum. Because they are so invisible few people paint them to exactly match their fascia, but they are easily spray painted.

How Do I Know How Many Rainhandler Sections I Will Need?

You measure the linear footage of the fascia board runs around your home and divide by 5′, the length of each Rainhandler section. If you end up with a fraction, round off to the next 5′ increment.