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What is a K-Funnel Outlet?April 25th, 2018 | by Mark Tulloch | in Gutter Installaton | 0
Gutter leaf protection is a critical part of any gutter design. Gutters are only effective if the water flows easily and there is nothing keeping it from moving through the drains. The most common type of gutter protection, and one that is seen all over the Lower Mainland, is a leaf screen. With this system, screens are placed either over the gutters or over the drains to prevent debris from entering the system.
The downside of this system is that you need to clean out the gutters on a regular basis. That means either climbing up a ladder and pulling out the muck or hiring a company, like Precision Gutters, to do it for you.
Another system however, and one that’s gaining in popularity, is a K-Funnel Outlet combined with leaf catchers at the bottom of the drains. A K-Funnel is a wider mouth to the drains, connected to the downpipes, which allows debris to flow downward. There are no screens placed at the top of the system and the wider opening allows continual drainage.
Then, after the water has almost reached the bottom of the downpipes, there are leaf catchers blocking any debris from moving further in the system. By draining the water at the bottom, the system is still preventing any foreign bodies from entering the underground drains while making it easier to remove the debris. Since the filtering system is within easy reach of the homeowner, they can clean everything up themselves.
Another bonus is that a K-Funnel system can easily be installed on any current system. It’s fairly easy for one of the trained professionals at Precision Gutters to come to your home and refit your system with wider gutters and a ground-level leaf catcher. If you’d like to learn more, contact one of our friendly staff members and we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.
To see how Precision Gutters installs a K-Funnel system, check out this video.