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Homeowners Guide to Gutter Parts Presented By: Rain Drain & LeafGuard

When looking at your gutters, you may not realize how complex it is. For your knowledge we have created this guide to better understand how rain drains to the right way parts of your landscape. Looking at your gutters, it’s easy to identify key pieces in the puzzle. Knowing what your gutters are is something else. Rain Drain and LeafGuard will cover what is important. Downspout Look at your gutters and you will see several downspouts through your home. These downspouts are an important part of the Rain Drain gutter system. They help to divert that water away from your home. This protects the foundation and prevents erosion. Elbow Every gutter system needs something known as an elbow. The elbow is a valuable part to any gutter system because it helps to direct the water away from the foundation and driveway. If too much water pools around your house, it can be really dangerous, which is why the elbow helps to do its job and direct water and ice away from the foundation and driveway. Downspout Extension When you look at the downspout on your home, you may see that there are not any downspout extensions. These extensions are super important as they help direct the water away from your home. These extensions attach to your downspout. Hidden Hangers You may not even be able to see these hangers from where you’re standing, but they are super important. You cannot see these from the ground, when looking up. However, these hidden hangers help keep the gutters hung. End Cap You may never even have given thought to this part...