How To Install A Gutter Downspout

How do you install a new gutter downspout?

Screw a downspout elbow to the outlet tube protruding down from the gutter. Hold another elbow against the house and cut a piece of downspout to fit between the two elbows. Use needlenosed pliers to slightly crimp the elbow to fit into the downspout (as shown). Fasten the parts together with pop rivets or screws.

What holds a downspout in place?

Downspout straps will be used to secure the downspout to the wall. If you are connecting to metal siding then use metal-to-metal lap screws, attach the straps to the high seam of the wall panels. Otherwise use the appropriate screw for your wall condition. NOTE: Straps should be placed approximately every three feet.

Can you add downspout to existing gutter?

You’ll need another adapter to connect the downspout to the gutter. Get a downspout outlet to match the size downspout you’ll be installing, either 2”x3” or 3”x4”. You’ll be cutting a hole in the gutter and dropping the outlet in, so you’ll also want some seam sealer to go around the flange to help seal the connection.

What do you put at the bottom of a gutter downspout?

Use Splash Blocks at the End of Downspouts

Splash blocks help to protect your lawn from damage as water flows out of the gutter drainage system. They connect to the bottom of your gutters and collect water that would otherwise pool at your home’s foundation.

How deep should downspout drains be buried?

Downspouts should be buried at least a foot deep underground. If you live in a cold climate, keep in mind that the frost line falls between 36 and 48 inches underground. In that case, you should dig down to below that depth to previent the need to thaw your gutters and downspouts during a cold snap.

What does Home Depot charge to install gutters?

Q: What does Home Depot charge to install gutters? A: The average cost to install galvanized or aluminum gutters is approximately $4 to $9 per linear foot. There are also vinyl gutters which are much easier to install, and which run at roughly $3 to $5 per linear foot.

How often should downspouts be replaced?

They ensure water properly drains off of your roof, helping to protect the roof, siding, landscaping, and foundation from water damage. On average, gutters need to be replaced every 20 years. However, they can last longer if you care for them properly.