Gutters & Rain Barrels
Rain gutters and rain barrels are incredibly important for minimizing damage to your home and limiting soil erosion and runoff. Rain barrels are also important for capturing water, for use during the drier months (which in San Diego is most of the year). Our team at Plant Nativ is licensed, insured and highly experienced in rain gutter installation and rain barrel installation in San Diego County. We’ll create a customized plan for your home and complete all the design and calculations; so that your home gets a system that captures and stores the most rainwater possible.
Our ultimate goal is to provide you with an easy-to-use rainwater catchment system that is professionally installed and affordable. Below are some rain gutter and rain barrel FAQs to help answer any questions you might have.
If you’re interested in gutters or rain barrels let us know, and we’ll come do a completely FREE, no obligation consultation for San Diego County residents. Simply contact us.
Rain Gutters FAQs
What do Rain Gutters do?
Rain gutters catch the water that builds up and runs off your roof, then funnels it properly. (Water from rain gutters can run into rain barrels, which we can install)
Why are Rain Gutters important?
We make sure your rain gutters are properly shedding water from your home; which will help reduce water, moisture damage, and reduce erosion. Without gutters, or with incorrectly installed gutters, the water can pool and cause expensive problems, including: mold, mildew, and rot.
After installation, do Rain Gutters require a lot of maintenance?
We’re happy to say rain gutters require very little maintenance, especially seamless gutters. Learn more about what it takes to maintain rain gutters and how much money they can save you by reading our blog post: Gutters: Why They Are So Important for Your Home.
Rain Barrels FAQs
What do Rain Barrels do?
Divert rain from your roof into rain barrels, either with existing gutters or new ones that we install for you. Residential rain barrels typically hold between 55 and 500 gallons of water at a time, so they truly maximize the amount of water that can be collected.
How do you use Rain Barrel water?
You can use rain barrel water to water your plants and grass, instead of using the drinking water you use in your home. Our rain gutter installers will design your system in such a way that you’ll simply attach a hose to the rain barrel to water plants. Rain barrel water can also be used to wash your car and even your dog.
Learn more at our blog: Easy Ways to Reuse Water from Rain Barrels
How long can you save Rain Barrel water?
Rain barrel water can be saved for many months but it is important to make sure you do not have algae growth inside. To reduce algae growth you can: A) Use a dark-colored rain barrel, to decrease sun exposure B) Add several ounces of bleach to the rain barrel after each use.
What type of Rain Barrels does Plant Nativ offer San Diego County residents?
We typically install Rain Harvesting rain barrels. For a complete list of rain barrels we offer, visit: http://catalog.plantnativ.com/gutters-rain-barrels/
Can Rain Barrels be connected with irrigation systems?
No, rain barrels cannot be connected to irrigation systems because they do not have the pressure needed to make that work.