Downspouts are an important tool in your home’s fight against preventing water damage. A house without gutters and downspouts is much more susceptible to moisture damage and corrosion than homes that do have such a drainage system in place.
As water accumulates on your home’s roof, either from rainfall, snowfall or condensation, it slopes down the roof into a gutter system; gutters collect and prevent water from dripping along the side of your house, where it would otherwise drench homeowners and passersby. Plus, without gutters, water would puddle around the base of your home, posing further damage threats to your basement and your home’s exterior and foundation.
Downspouts are the vertical, pipe-like devices connected to gutters, installed along the sides of buildings, which redirect water and safely lead it away from your home and towards a designated drainage area