Oct 17, 2012, 08:34 PMcjt
Has anyone used the Rainhandler product.
Oct 17, 2012, 10:44 PMJaybee
Unless you have a lot of plantings up against the house, I don't see the benefit. While it does disperse the water so that the runoff does not clear out a line of soil, it still puts all the water close to the foundation of the house. Compare to a traditional gutter system where all roof water is directed to downspouts and then away from the foundation the Rainhandler does nothing to keep water away from the house.
Oct 17, 2012, 11:16 PMSturdyNail
cjt, Jaybee's reply makes good sense.
If, however, you do have lots of plantings near the house and you end up using the Rainhandler product, please post your impressions.
For the majority of my home, I need to do whatever I can to keep water away from the house, so I'll need to stick with traditional gutters (even though cleaning them is such a pain).
But, behind my garage (roof slopes to the back) there's a large tree that prevents rainwater from reaching the grass and plants below it. For that area, I'm still considering Rainhandler.