The effectiveness of your gutters relies on the performance of their downspouts. They work hand in hand to keep your property safe from water damage. When one downspout isn’t working properly, your entire gutter system may become inefficient and cause water to infiltrate your property.
As the local authority for gutters, V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding share three common downspout issues and ways you can solve them.
- Issue #1: Clogs – Blocked downspouts? Gutter protection is the best solution. Topnotch gutter guards from gutter and vinyl siding experts reduce the chances of debris buildup, be it leaves, twigs, and pine needles, in both your gutters and downspouts. Going seamless is also a good idea, as unmarred drain pipes don’t have any interior ridges that trap unwanted objects.
- Issue #2: Not enough length and width – Your downspouts must have the proper size to do their job effectively. The longer they are, the better they work to divert rainwater away from your foundation. That said, downspout extensions are a smart investment. In addition, downspouts with larger openings are also great for your system because they give trapped debris more room to get out.
- Issue #3: Insufficient amount – Your roofing design and size, as well as the amount of rain you expect annually should affect the number of downspouts your home has. Let a professional gutter and siding contractor have a look at your system to tell you whether you have a shortage of drain pipes to address potential runoff.
Downspouts may not be as visible as other components of your home, but they play a significant role in keeping your spaces safe and comfortable. Turn to a reputable troubleshooter like V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding to put an end to your downspout problems. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (203) 639-1634 or complete our contact form. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.