Attractive Gutter Downspout Extension Ideas

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.