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A Gutter System Breakdown

by Duckworth Gutters on 07/08/18

Gutters. We know we need them, and most of us have them. But do you know what you’re paying for? Do you know how they work? Here’s a quick breakdown of the ins and outs of your gutters system: 




Downspout

The downspout is an important part of the gutter system. It is the vertical attachment that transports rain water from the gutter, down and away from your home’s foundation. The water then goes into the splash block which funnels the water away from your home.

 

Elbow

The elbow to a gutter is similar in shape to the elbow in your arm when it’s bent. It allows for rain water to run seamlessly from the gutter to the downspout. 

 

Fascia

Is a horizontal, straight board that runs along the lower edge of the roof. It is fixed directly to the lower ends of the roof trusses and rafters. Fasciatypically supports the lower edge of the tiles. In many cases, it holds the rain gutters as well. The fascia and soffit work to complement your rafters and provide energy efficiency for your home. 

 

Splash block 

Rain water flowing from your downspout is running much faster and in larger quantities than rain drops on your roof. A splash blockhelps to interrupt the speed and amount and flow at a slower and more controlled rate into your yard. It keeps the rain water from spitting out at the base of your home and deteriorating your foundation. 

 

To learn more about the importance of your gutters, read “Why do I need Gutters?”

 

Would you like a free quote? Contact us or call at 678-773-3721. We look forward to working with you. 


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