Downpipes are the section of the guttering system which takes water flow from the gutters themselves down to the drains at the bottom of the building. Downpipes are commonly installed vertically with a swan neck at the top, allowing water to simply flow straight down from the guttering in to the drain. However, some downpipes are fitted at an angle or with angled parts to accommodate the architecture of the home. Downpipes are also occasionally installed with hoppers at the top. These hoppers can be fitted to permit two or more pipes to feed into the same downpipe, or to incorporate an aesthetic feature to the property, although they do deliver higher water flow to the guttering system.
While downpipes may appear simple in design, they must be accurately placed to ensure they are suitable for coping with the correct flow for the guttering system. If you are updating your guttering, do not just exchange downpipes in the same positions without considering their frequency and size, as different guttering systems might require increased flow, and your old guttering may well not have been functioning at the appropriate capacity. Expert guttering companies are able to advise you of the correct location and amount of downpipes to ensure that your guttering functions efficiently and helps to protect your home from surplus rainwater.
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Kent is sometimes labelled as the Garden of England and has a population of 1.6 million. This makes it the seventh biggest area in the UK for population size and despite this, just has a density of 1,170 people per square mile. Kent is situated in the southeast of England, with Canterbury its sole city. Other significant towns inside the region include Maidstone, Dover and Folkestone, with the unitary district of Medway also included as part of the county. For all of your home upgrades, make sure to look at quotations from reputable businesses in Kent to get the right price for the project.