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The downspouts are one of the most important components of all gutter systems. Today, Gutter Helmet® Systems of Alabama shares a few quick facts you need to know about them.

Gutter system with downspout

They Are Important to Your Gutters’ Overall Function

Downspouts channel rainwater flowing through the gutter troughs to the drainage system on the ground. Without them, water runoff will only gather and flow over the gutters’ sides. In turn, the water will splash against the home exterior and pool near your home’s foundation and landscaping, causing costly damage.

They Need Cleaning and Maintenance

Your downspouts need regular inspections much like the gutter troughs. Obstructions within these components are usually formed gradually, hindering their ability to drain water properly. Always check for gaps or cracks along the joints or seams between the gutter and the downspout. Get in touch with the pros for a more thorough inspection. They’ll determine the best possible solution for your downspout issues.

They Can Be Customized Depending on Your Needs

Downspouts are available in a wide array of colors, styles, sizes and materials, allowing you to match them easily with the rest of your home’s exterior components. You can even equip add-ons to ensure their optimal performance. Splash guards, for instance, reduce the speed at which water flows out of the downspouts to prevent soil erosion. Extensions placed at the terminal end of downspouts allow rainwater to be channeled further away from your home. This is especially important in case the drain is too far away.

At Gutter Helmet Systems of Alabama, we specialize in working on gutters and other home improvement projects. With more than three decades of combined experience, our team has the knowledge and expertise to tackle any home renovation project. To learn more about our gutter systems, call (866) 598-7525 or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in and around Chelsea, AL.

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