I had purchased a new house from a builder in 2006 (11 years ago). The eavestrough is a 90 degree straight pipe from the roof to the ground
(no bends). Yet I had read that it is better for the eavestrough to have an L shape (and a small concrete base on the ground) at where it meets the ground to channel water away from the house.
I am confused. I live in Ontario.
Which is the ideal one?
- 100% straight pipe OR
- a straight pipe coupled with an L bend (and a small concrete base on the ground) at where it meets the ground.
Those old Eastrough are not ideal or pleasing to the eye, you need aluminum seamless because is that at a moderate cost you'll have a material that can last a lifetime and is resistant to rust, even when subjected to standing water over long periods of time. Seamless does not necessarily mean completely without seams as the pieces must meet at corners and downspouts; realistically it means that there is less opportunity for rain water to leak. The fabrication of seamless gutters cannot be done as a do-it-yourself project, the gutters must be formed in a gutter machine operated by a skilled contractor. These can come in several different styles.
Hope this helps.
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