The downspouts are a vital component of your gutter system. They direct the water runoff safely away and prevent it from splashing down on the ground, which may otherwise damage and rot your home’s exteriors. Your downspouts essentially keep your roof’s edges and siding dry, but it’s important to know that they should also be cared for and maintained properly like the rest of your gutter system.
It helps to understand how your downspouts play their part in the gutter system.
They’re Available in Three Sizes
Although downspouts are commonly available in K-Style, they’re also offered in round and rectangular variants. But unlike their round and rectangular counterparts, K-style downspouts are not symmetrically designed since one side is more K-shaped. This is meant to prevent leaves from falling on the downspout and slowly damage it over time. The K-shaped design also allows a larger volume of water runoff!
They Need Proper Care And Maintenance
Your downspouts must be maintained regularly just like the rest of your gutter system. This is to ensure they’re in good working condition. Regular cleaning and maintenance checks also prevent small debris like leaves and twigs from clogging the system. A professional roofing company should also take care of the maintenance checks because you won’t be able to thoroughly conduct the roof inspections yourself. A DIY inspection means you’re more likely to miss a few minor problems that can potentially cause more damage to your downspouts and gutter system!
Proper Gutter Protection Minimizes Maintenance
When cleaning your downspouts and the rest of your gutters become tedious by yourself, you can always hire professionals to do the job for you. But when debris builds up too often for your gutter system to handle, consider having gutter guards installed. Having gutter guards make cleaning and maintenance much easier to handle by yourself, but it’s still recommended to have your system checked professionally to ensure it stays in good condition.
Whether it’s gutter maintenance or roofing replacement, Crown Roofing LTD has got you covered! If you live in Vancouver and the surrounding areas, call us today at (604) 370-6288. You can also fill out our convenient online form!