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Downspouts and Gutters

As an experienced contractor with 45 years in the business, I have seen it all when it comes to downspouts and gutters. These essential components of any building’s rainwater management system play a crucial role in protecting your property from water damage and ensuring its structural integrity. However, not all downspouts and gutters are created equal, and maximizing their efficiency requires careful planning, installation, and maintenance. In this comprehensive guide, I will share my expertise and provide you with valuable tips and examples on how to get the most out of your downspouts and gutters.

Understanding the Basics

Let’s start with the basics. Downspouts and gutters work together as a system to collect rainwater from your roof and direct it away from your property’s foundation. Gutters are horizontal channels that run along the edge of your roof, collecting rainwater and channeling it towards downspouts. Downspouts, on the other hand, are vertical pipes that carry the rainwater from the gutters to the ground or a drainage system.

Efficient downspouts and gutters should prevent water from overflowing, leaking, or pooling around your property, which can cause a range of issues such as basement flooding, erosion, foundation damage, and mold growth. Therefore, it’s crucial to choose the right materials, sizes, and configurations for your downspouts and gutters to ensure optimal performance.

Choosing the Right Materials

The choice of materials for your downspouts and gutters is critical to their efficiency and durability. Here are some common options:


Aluminum is a popular choice for downspouts and gutters due to its lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and low-maintenance properties. Aluminum downspouts and gutters are also available in a wide range of colors and styles, making it easy to match your property’s aesthetic. However, aluminum can dent easily, so it may not be the best choice if your property is exposed to heavy impact from falling branches or debris.


Copper is a premium material for downspouts and gutters that offers a timeless, elegant look and exceptional durability. Copper downspouts and gutters develop a natural patina over time, which adds character to your property’s exterior. Copper is also resistant to corrosion and has a long lifespan, making it a sustainable choice. However, copper downspouts and gutters can be expensive, and the installation may require specialized skills and tools.


Steel downspouts and gutters are known for their strength, making them suitable for properties that experience heavy rainfall or snowfall. Steel is also resistant to impact and can withstand extreme weather conditions, making it a durable option. However, steel downspouts and gutters are prone to rust and require regular maintenance to prevent corrosion. Steel downspouts and gutters are also heavier than aluminum or copper, which may require additional support during installation.

When choosing the right materials for your downspouts and gutters, consider your property’s specific needs, budget, and aesthetic preferences. It’s also essential to work with a reputable contractor who can provide expert advice and ensure proper installation.

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Called Ernie based on online ratings because I had a rusted out gutter over the sidewalk to our front porch. Sent an estimate and had the guys out repairing it in a day! Haven’t yet had snow & melting to really test it, but it looks good so far!

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