Can the Rainhandler be cut?
Yes, it can be cut.
What About Doorways and Roof Valleys?
For unprotected doorways, the Rainhandler Doorbrella accessory ensures that water is directed to the Rainhandler sections on either side. The Roof Valley Rain Diverter may be needed at the bottom of long valleys with exposed metal flashing.
How can I use the Doorbrella if I have a standing seam metal roof?
Because of the standing seams, the Doorbrella must be mounted another way. Using a 5″ Drip Edge Extender and mounting the Doorbrella on the top of it solves the problem.
Will The Rainhandler Work On Metal and Barrel Tile Roofs?
Some metal and barrel tile roofs tend to shoot water further out the harder it rains. However, Rainhandlers have been successfully installed on hundreds of homes with metal roofs. The simplest thing is to try one or two sections. If there problems we can give
you advice on the accessories needed to correct them. Then you can proceed with the full installation.
How Does Rainhandler Quality Compare to Conventional Gutter System?
Rainhandler’s rugged aluminum louvers will not rust or rot. Tests by an independent agency confirm that one 5′ Rainhandler section will hold a 95 lb. load. In addition, Rainhandler has been granted U.S. patents for its design. The patents were granted because the Rainhandler is considered superior to the prior art, gutters. Favorable reviews in respected national consumer and home repair publications have been responsible for Rainhandler’s installation on thousands of homes.
How Does Rainhandler Perform in Winter?
The Rainhandler system does much better in winter than conventional gutters. You may get some icicles hanging down from the Rainhandlers during freezing. Snow and ice cannot build up because of the open louver design. Gutters are one of the two main causes for ice dams. The other cause is lack of insulation and/or ventilation in the attic. If this condition exists, it must be taken care of as well. Each 5 foot section can hold up to 95 pounds of static load, and if you put 5 brackets on each Rainhandler the static load will increase to 150 pounds or more. Winter damage is so rare that we will replace any free of charge.
Does Rainhandler Come With A Warranty?
Yes. Rainhandler’s Limited Warranty follows:
For a period of 25 years from the date of purchase, Rainhandler units are guaranteed as to workmanship and against original defect in manufacture. Should a Rainhandler unit fail at any time during this guarantee period due to these causes, it will, at the manufacturer’s option, be replaced with an equivalent unit of current manufacture or your original purchase price will be refunded. Excluded are transportation costs, taxes, intentional damage, or damage resulting from improper installation or use, or damage as a result of the forces of nature. However, in the rare event of winter damage, sections which, in the sole judgment of the manufacturer, have been damaged by ice or snow will be replaced free of charge.
Is Rainhandler Easy To Install?
The illustration of the parts you need to install a conventional gutter system as opposed to the parts you’ll need to install Rainhandler gives you the answer: Rainhandler is a snap to install.
And in more ways than one, because after you’ve used a screwdriver to attach the three brackets (which come with each 5′ long section of Rainhandler) to the fascia board of your home, you merely snap the Rainhandler section into place. It couldn’t be more simple. And because each Rainhandler disperser section weighs about one pound, even a child could carry it.
Suppose The Edge Of My Roof Doesn’t Extend Far Enough Or Extends Too Far From The Fascia Board For The Rainhandler Brackets To Position The Disperser Sections So they Work?
Rainhandler can provide drip edge extenders to solve the first problem, and adapters to solve the second.