Having this foundation will be the most crucial step toward increasing your roof’s water runoff.
2. Drink Up
Don’t think you have to completely conserve the rainwater you collect either. You should definitely avoid being wasteful but if your tank becomes full, any extra water collected will just run off into your stormwater drainage.
A blocked pipe or gutter is a sure way to hinder your roofs ability to collect rainwater. Every three months or so, check to see if there is anything stuck in them, as well as making sure there isn’t any damage.
4. Maintain Your Roof
Since your roof will be the surface that your rainwater will be collected from, it’s important that you keep it up to scratch.
Not only will it affect the lifespan of your roof, but excess dirt, leaves and debris can also significantly decrease the amount of rainwater you’ll be harvesting. Keeping it clean and maintained will also make sure your roof has a long and healthy life!
If your roof contains lead flashing or asbestos sheeting or is painted with a pre-1980 paint, it won’t be fit for collecting rainwater to drink. A roof restoration or replacement can remedy this and get your roof up to standard.