The downspout is an important part of the gutter and drainage system on your home. Not only does the downspout channel rain water away from the house and to a safe location, but it also helps prevent costly water damage that can result from poor drainage. We carry both aluminum and copper downspouts, which are available in several common sizes.
Downspouts are typically installed on the corners of the structure. They are best located in less traveled areas away from sidewalks and other obstructions. If the downspout is covering a larger roof area or the home is in a region that experiences a large amount of rainfall, you may want to consider using an oversized downspout size such as 3x4 in. Downspouts can be attached using either downspout brackets or by bolting them to the structure with screws.
Downspout Sizes & Styles
Downspouts are some of the most critical parts of the gutter system. The downspout is where the rain water is directed away from your home to prevent water damage. When selecting the right downspouts for your needs it is important to consider how well it will work with the rest of the system. You will more than likely want the style of the downspout to match the existing gutter system. Gutter Guru offers a full list of options to best fit your needs.
Downspout Materials & Decorative Options
Choose downspouts that fit the aesthetic of your home and match other parts of the gutter system. Downspouts come in a wide assortment of materials, there are downspouts to match each unique home or building. We also offer decorative ornamental downspouts in a variety of styles and finishes.
These products make a statement and are available in both wide spiral and thin spiral.
When Downspouts aren’t Enough
Proper drainage is a major concern for many homeowners. If the water is not draining properly from your downspouts, it may cause problems arounds the foundation of your home. For some homes, the downspout is simply not able to drain enough of the water away from the foundation. While it is the most efficient first step in protecting the home, it may not be the only solution needed. If water still collects in the area, additional steps may be necessary. When this is the case, the downspout will often need to be extended. Installing an additional drainage pipe is often the appropriate solution for this type of issue.
Common Clogging Issues
If your downspout is clogged, try running a hose through it. If it is clogged, you can often push out the debris or use water to flush it. If necessary, you can also remove the downspout brackets and downspout itself to clean it.
Gutter Guru of Palm Beach County is here to help you and keep your investments safe and dry. Contact us today to see how we can best serve you and your family. We offer a 100% service guarantee and our prices cannot be matched by competitors.