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Old 10-03-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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I have recently purcahsed a home with a downspout that is dumping directly onto a lower level roof. I want to redirect it safely, but also want it to look nice. I could just extend the current downspout straight down to the next gutter (Option A below), and paint it the color of the roof, but that would be an eye-sore. Can I go with Option B and just make the corner with the problem downspout higher to redirect the water to the next closest downspout on the upper roof?

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Old 10-03-2010, 09:59 PM   #2
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no you have too much water coming off the upper roof for 5'' gutter and a single 2x3 leader to handle,you could possibly go to a 6'' gutter and a 3x4 leader....maybe

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If the reason for moving the down spout is to eliminate splashing from the gutter over the garage door area, install a splash guard there.

If it's creating an eyesore 'staining' then simply reach out the bedroom window with a bottle of roof cleaner once a year or so and spray that area down.

If it's creating a leak, than it's a roof 'shingle' or wall 'flashing/siding' problem.
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Unfortunately, you did not post your locarion, so all you can get is general suggestions.

The "splashing and staining" problem could be easily solved with a buried pvc pipe and pop-up drain located away from the house and to provide water for the lawn. You appear to have a nice slope for dispersing the water.

I installed pop-ups, but also had an alternate available for surface discharge when we do not get enough early snow and the ground freezes. We have a steady roof run-off in the winter due to the sun (clear and cold).

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Imo extending your downspout to the next gutter is your best option.I don't think it is an eysore at all,but serves a function.You will have premature roof failure where the run-off hits.
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thats a nice looking house

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