Directing Water Away from your Home & Business
The only thing worse than not having gutters, is to have gutters that collect all of the water off the roof, only to direct it to one spot at the foundation.
The water gathered by the gutter system should be discharged from the downspout, and directed three to four feet away from the foundation (provided that is far enough to keep the water from flowing back to the foundation). This can be achieved by using, downspout extensions, concrete splash blocks (not plastic), and underground piping. Additional alternatives include, positively sloped concrete surfaces or appropriate landscaping solutions.
Mile High Seamless Gutters installs downspouts for residential and commercial properties in the greater Denver area.
Residential & Commercial Downspouts
Residential downspouts come in 2” x 3”, 3” x 4”, or 4” x 5” options. With proper maintenance and cleaning, downspouts will remain serviceable for many years. The most common reason for changing out downspouts is to upgrade the downspout size to reduce maintenance requirements, and improve efficiency. Other reasons include:
- Rusted out components
- Ice split seams
- Outlet location changes
- System design changes
- Color changes