Proper placement of gutter downspouts is one of the most important components of ensuring a gutter system is effective. If the downspouts do not allow water to flow out of the gutter system freely, and do not channel the water away from the home, then the house could be susceptible to issues such as roof rot, foundation damage, and landscape erosion.
There are a few factors that must be accounted for when determining where to place gutter downspouts. First you must consider how many downspouts you will need. The typical recommendation is one downspout for every 20 to 30 feet of gutters. The next factor to take into account is the pitch of your roof, because the pitch will cause water to flow in a certain direction. The gutter troughs and downspouts must be installed with this pitch in mind so that water flows down instead of remaining stagnant in the gutter trough. Finally, you must think about the layout of your home – gutter downspouts should not empty out near a crawl space, basement window, or anywhere else that can allow the water to seep inside.
The professionals at BELDON® are well-versed on how to properly install gutter systems and the ideal placement for gutter downspouts. Plus, we offer BELDON® LeafGuard – a seamless gutter system with built-in gutter protection that makes it virtually impossible for the gutters to become clogged, and large downspouts to more effectively channel water away from your home. Once our expert technicians install BELDON® LeafGuard on your home, you will never again have to worry about gutter maintenance of any kind. If the gutters ever do clog, we will clean them for you for free, and if they ever detach from your home, we will repair or replace them for free. For more information on BELDON® LeafGuard, contact us today.