Downspout Runoff Ideas


Beautifying your outdoor living space isn’t hard — in fact, it’s quite easy! A great place to start might be your downspout runoff. Due to rain, every house is equipped with an otherwise ugly metal pipe coming down from the gutters, but just because it has to be there, doesn’t mean it has to be unsightly. There are a ton of ways you can take your downspout runoff and completely change the look!

Change The Runoff Path

Directing your water outward and away from your house can be very easy, but what you direct it with is the challenge! Typically, people tend to use concrete runoff trails, but why settle for boring? An easy solution is a PVC pipe! By connecting a few, you can choose your own custom path. Additionally, you can paint it, or get really handy and create an underground path. That way, it’s not visible and can be directed far away from your home.

Simple Decorations

The bottom of your downspout can be accented by a decorative piece that matches your outdoor space. Let’s assume you’re shooting for a beachy theme in your yard — you can get a downspout runoff shaped like a fish. The design will compliment your other decorations as well as retain functionality – it’s a win-win!

Get Rid of It!

Have you considered just collecting your rainwater? If so, maybe the easiest solution is getting rid of your runoff unit and replace it with a rainbarrel. This will give you a ton of benefits since you won’t have to worry about excess water around your house, and you’ll have a free supply to use when needed! Of course, to collect your rainwater you’re going to need to make sure your gutters are free of debris — a Gutter Helmet is the perfect solution!

Keystone Gutter Helmet guarantees your gutters will be free from debris, insects, and other things that can lead to clogs and leaking water. If you’re thinking about having a Gutter Helmet installed, call Keystone Gutter Helmet and request a quote. We’re proud to serve Wyomissing, and the surrounding areas. For tips, tricks, and to stay up to date on what we’re doing, ‘like’ us on Facebook!