The gutter downspout is the vertical pipe attachment that moves water out of your gutters and away from your building to empty safely into a separate drainage system. Gutters, which are the horizontal pipes that run alongside the edge of your roof, carry all of this precipitation off of your building’s roof and direct it towards the downspout.
A gutter downspout is extremely important to have because properly managing the movement of excessive water away from your property helps to avert these things:
- Foundation damage
- Property erosion
- Mildew damage
- Rust and corrosion
- Damage to landscaping
A well-made and carefully installed downspout and gutter system can help to prevent a wide variety of problems associated with overexposure to high moisture levels. Additionally, attractively designed gutter systems can help to boost the curb-appeal and property value of your home or business.
Which Type of Gutter Downspout is Right for You?
There is a fairly wide variety of design options and materials available to install as part of your gutter system, such as:
- K Style — The most common form of downspouts with a market saturation of about 80%. The materials on a K style are affordable and the costs to install are relatively low.
- Half Round Style — a type of downspout named because of it’s half-circular shape. The shape allows for a lot of debris to be carried down easily without chance of snagging.
- Aluminum — Affordable type of gutters that offer flexibility and durability in a myriad of weather conditions
- Copper — Incredible durable, but dense material. Copper downspouts will be very, very slow to rust and will also require very little maintenance
- Seamless Aluminum — a single piece of aluminum that is molded to fit your home’s structure. With downspouts, they may be joined with the existing gutters structure.
- Steel — Galvanized steel downspouts are one of the most durable materials. They will be resistant to dents and extreme temperatures, avoiding warping during hot Texas summers.
- Vinyl — a lightweight, flexible material that is also one of the most cost-effective purchases for downspouts. Vinyl is often dent resistant and, if scratched, still maintain their color and look.
- Zinc — these downspouts can have a lifespan of up to 90 years. These downspouts also have a distinctive grey to blue-grey color, creating a unique look.
We make sure to hire only the most qualified technicians who are happy to visit your property and provide a free estimate. As experts in our field, we can assess your building to determine what would be the most appropriate type of downspout. Investing in an attractive and efficient gutter system today will help to safeguard the value and maintain the upkeep of your home or business for years to come. Contact us today to get your free estimate.