Three Reasons Your Downspouts Aren’t Working

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As part of your eavestrough system, your downspouts also serve as part of the water-flow redirection process away from your home. But what if you walk outside, only to find that your downspouts aren’t really doing a good job? What could be the cause? Here are the top three reasons your downspouts may not be working properly:

  1. Clogs – This may seem obvious, but just like your eavestroughs, your downspouts can become clogged with leaves and other debris. Giving them a once-over with a broom or other cleaning device can help keep them clear, so they can redirect water the way that they should.
  2. Size – Did you know your downspouts can be too small for your gutter system? If your eavestroughs are carrying a lot of water and your downspouts are too small to support the load, you may find that your home’s foundation is still at risk for water damage over time (and you may have some serious puddles in your yard).
  3. Length – Likewise, because your downspouts are designed to move water away from your home, if they aren’t long enough, they won’t take the water far enough away. This can leave pooling in all the wrong places. Make sure to check the length of your downspouts so you can get the water flowing away from your home.

At Gorilla Gutters, we are happy to assist you if your downspouts don’t seem to be doing the best job, or you believe your eavestroughs need attention. In fact, we are equipped to help with all your exterior home improvement needs! Contact us today for more information or to schedule service. We are here to assist you!