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Drainage for summerhouses

Summer is over, and the cold, wet weather has returned. When rainwater comes into contact with your wooden summerhouse and runs down the walls, it can damage your summerhouse. Several types of drainage are available to prevent this from happening. Proper drainage will ensure that rainwater does not run down the walls of your wooden summerhouse. This protects the paint and lengthens the life of your summerhouse.

Different types of roofs

We offer several different types of summerhouses that may come with different types of roofs. The best option for water drainage varies depending on the roof. Some types of drainage will work better for certain types of roof. Summerhouses can have different types of roofs, for example a flat roof or a shed roof. Aside from these two, there are also gable roofs, asymmetric (“saltbox”) roofs, and hip roofs.

Water drainage

In heavy rain, rainwater needs to be drained to protect the wooden summerhouse against water running down the walls. The type of drainage can vary per roof type. Gutters are used for gable roofs, hip roofs, and asymmetric roofs. The rainwater falling on these types of roofs runs off the sloped roof, directly into the gutter. From there, it is collected and drained towards the ground or into a rain barrel. This prevents water from running down the walls. When using gutters, please note that the roof of your summerhouse will come down a little lower since the gutter is installed just below the roof.

Shed roofs and flat roofs usually have a downspout. Rainwater landing on the roof of the wooden summerhouse is guided towards a hole in the roof and then drained to the ground through a downspout, instead of running down the walls of the summerhouse. The downspout provides the summerhouse with excellent protection against the rain.

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