Sunday, July 24, 2016

Repairing Old Downspouts

On the front of Christian's farmhouse are three distinctive downspouts in need of repair and replacing. Replacing all of them with copper downspouts was a thought, but since the gutters are hidden and the shapes of the spouts are very customized, keeping galvanized units to be painted seems the best choice.

Bill repaired the porch roof and installed a gutter here last summer to avoid any further water damage.

Eight inch wide lead flashing was installed behind the base of the long (3" round, ribbed/galvanized) downspouts; which will both connect to an underground PVC pipe we'll install leading down to the road...

Below is the first gutter completely replaced on the back of the house. It will also connect to a redirecting pipe.

1 comment:

  1. Very informative post! This post is extremely useful in knowing about the easy and effective ways to repair old downspouts.