The basic purpose of a gutter system is to draw the rainwater away from the house and its foundation to provide protection against damage to the wooden sidings and the base of the house. However, the whole purpose of gutters will be rendered void without an integral part of the whole system i.e. Gutter Downspouts which serve as the final outlet for the rainwater. Downspouts must be carefully installed in order to effectively direct the water to a place away from the house. In many households, downspouts are seen diverting the water into a vessel where rain water can be collected and stored for use later on. This phenomenon is better known as rain water harvesting. However, Downspouts can also direct water to garden areas or landscapes. These days there can be seen many attractive and innovative downspouts ideas that not only serve the purpose perfectly but add an edge to the look of your house.
Rain gutters are undoubtedly the most common yet important element of every household. Why? Well, because Rain gutters collect the substantial amount of water run-off during the rains to make sure that the water does not damage the household by seeping inside to cause bloating of the wooden roofs and sidings. Whereas, rain gutters help collect the water run-off from roofs, there is another essential element that diverts this water away from the household known as rain gutter spouts or downspouts.
Now downspouts may not add to the look of your house jutting out from the corners however, if creatively installed rain gutter spouts can add that charm to your property.