Helpful Gutter Glossary

Here are some basic definitions you need to know when working with gutters:

Rain Gutters (def.) – a narrow trough or duct which collects rainwater from the roof of a building and diverts it away from the structure, typically into a drain.

Downspout (def.) – a vertical, enclosed pipe which is attached to the side of the home. It has one opening at the top and another at the bottom.

Elbow (def.) – a bent piece of pipe which goes on the end of a downspout.

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