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Old 05-11-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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Is $350 a fair price to install 6 downspouts? I am upgrading from 3' to 4'. I wouldn't need downspout extensions.

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Old 05-11-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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I had my gutters checked out and they look fine, but the the contractor recommended that I upgrade from 3' to 4' downspouts (6 total). he would charge $350. Is this generally a good idea or is he just trying to make some $$$ off of me?

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Dino - it's hard to tell without knowing some more details.

What's your catchment? Linear feet of guttering? Average rainfall/location?
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Dino - it's hard to tell without knowing some more details.

What's your catchment? Linear feet of guttering? Average rainfall/location?
6 downspouts, 12 ft. avg rainfall....no clue...I am close to Milwaukee, WI

My main concern is.....is this generally a good idea or is he just trying to make some $$$ off of me?
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Whether it's a good idea or not has a lot to do with wether or not you need them.

Do you have ground water problems? IE do you have water pooling around your house after a good summer storm? (Wow - we got flooded something fierce in the summer when I lived in the South West corner of Milwaukee county).
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Whether it's a good idea or not has a lot to do with wether or not you need them.

Do you have ground water problems? IE do you have water pooling around your house after a good summer storm? (Wow - we got flooded something fierce in the summer when I lived in the South West corner of Milwaukee county).
no...other than the patio slab pitched towards my home I need to fix and the patio step that has bad waterproofing underneath it.
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dinosaur -

You do not have 12 feet of rain annually in Pewaukee. You probably have 30"-35" of moisture a year and about 20%-25% is in the form of snow. The problem you are looking at is because some of the rain comes from short storms giving you a maximum of 2" to 3" each, although you cannot rule out 8" storm once every 10 years.

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You do not have 12 feet of rain annually in Pewaukee. You probably have 30"-35" of moisture a year and about 20%-25% is in the form of snow. The problem you are looking at is because some of the rain comes from short storms giving you a maximum of 2" to 3" each, although you cannot rule out 8" storm once every 10 years.

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12 ft is the length of downspouts ....as you were requesting to know.
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Is $350 a fair price to install 6 downspouts? I am upgrading from 3' to 4'. I wouldn't need downspout extensions.
Have the gutter sizes been enlarged?
Why are you putting larger leaders on the house? If the gutters are overflowing during a hard rain, just increasing the size of the leader won't cure the problem. You'd need to do both.
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Have the gutter sizes been enlarged?
Why are you putting larger leaders on the house? If the gutters are overflowing during a hard rain, just increasing the size of the leader won't cure the problem. You'd need to do both.
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I chose to pass. I think the contractor was just wanting to make some $$$ from us.
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I chose to pass. I think the contractor was just wanting to make some $$$ from us.
So this was his idea? Did he tell you why you needed this "upgrade"?
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So this was his idea? Did he tell you why you needed this "upgrade"?
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There was only one area out of the 6 downspouts that had a "little" freestanding water. He thought adding 4' all around would help. Yeah right.
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