Helping mom

Date:1 June 2012 Tags:

Q My mom has an aluminium awning over her patio. Rainwater runs down to the awning’s edge to a channel and then into downpipes. The channel gets clogged with leaves and then water overflows rather than going into the downpipes. What’s the solution?

A I’d make a cover for the channel out of galvanised-steel mesh.

Fold the mesh into a V shape and make mesh flaps to cover the ends. Also, make sure to keep the awning clear of leaves by occasionally sweeping over it with a small electric leaf blower. Finally, it sounds like some tree-branch trimming is in order. That should help, at least a little.

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