When do you think you’d find the first recorded case of a downspout being installed on a building? Well, it was to offer a level of protection for newly whitewashed walls from the rain. The building was the Tower of London; the year this installation took place was – 1240!
Centuries later, slightly more modern versions of downspouts still work hard to safely carry rainwater away from your gutters. The water is directed away from areas where it could cause serious harm to your foundations.
An important task; yet when homeowners check their rain gutters are free from blockage and damage, it’s easy to overlook the humble downspouts. If you find any cause for concern when checking, our Alpine team is ready to help.