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Water Collection Systems for Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Standing Seam Metal Roof Have you ever considered getting a rainwater collection system for your home? A standing-seam metal roof with its smooth surface provides an ideal platform for harvesting rainwater using a sloped metal roof. Englert Inc., a metal roofing and leafless gutter manufacturing company committed to the environmental cause is now offering a 3 in 1 fully integrated standing seam metal roofing system combined with a leafless gutter, and enhanced with a rainwater collection system that collects rainwater for non-potable use.

A water collection system can be a viable, energy efficient, and Eco-friendly water collection solution for your home in a remote location or an area with low rainfall. It can also be a suitable system for businesses that use a lot of water for irrigation purposes, for instance country clubs that have many acres of lawns that require regular watering. It is also a great way to boost the Eco-friendly image of your home or place of business.

The way that a rainwater collection system works is very simple; It starts with rainwater running down the slope of a standing seam metal roof system. Once the water gets into the gutter system, it flows down the drain until it reaches the connecting point to a water storage tank. It than flows through an initial filter that removes large debris like leaves and twigs.


Rainwater is then collected in a water storage tank. Englert Inc. offers the following water collection tank capacities: 225 gallons, 400 gallons, and 1700 gallons. Custom water collection systems can be
ordered as well for commercial, and institutional uses.

How a Water Collection System Works
How a Water Collection System Works

Once in the water storage tank, the harvested rainwater passes through more filters to remove any debris from it. The collected water is then available for use through the use of a controller providing pressurized water supply for use such as landscape irrigation, toilet flushing and laundry needs.

Water is a finite commodity that needs to be preserved. The water collected from rain is water saved. That is the water you do not have to pay for. It’s good for you and it’s good for the environment. Water collection system may be a good solution for the areas where the
water is scarce.

Areas that are prone to flooding can also benefit from a water collection systems.

Architects and builders working on building green homes can integrate an environmentally-friendly and energy efficient standing-seam metal roofing system with a water collection system.

If you’re a homeowner considering investing in an Energy Star rated, and a green building accredited standing-seam metal roof coupled with the Englert leafless gutter system, and water collection system, then contact Englert Inc. and they will put you in touch with a local roofing company.

Written by Metal Roofing Pro

July 18th, 2014 at 8:27 am

Posted in Water Collection Systems