A four inch by four-inch-high regular gutter and three-inch downspouts or leaders are used by almost all residential apps. There are situations where a larger gutter might be appropriate because of a wide expanse of roof area. There are five-inch gutters available that resemble the normal size of four inches. In order to handle the extra water flow, the downspouts are raised to four inches from three inches. The water will flow over the outside lip of the gutter if the downspouts are undersized, defeating the entire function of the gutter and potentially damaging the house or landscaping below. For more details click Austin gutter.
There are gutters called “Yankee Gutters” also available. These are incorporated into the roof itself and do not protrude from the edges of the roof. They have become Yankee Gutters, mostly used in the New England region, rumoured to help prevent damage from sliding snow. These run exceptionally well and can be as wide as twelve inches to collect all the roof water. However, they must be kept to avoid any leaks. Because the gutter sits within the exterior wall line, leaks can enter directly into the house itself. These gutters were properly constructed and maintained for over a hundred years by proper cleaning. Both gutters are of some sort of downspouts. These come in straight lengths of ten feet as well as type A and type B elbows. Also available are matching colour gutter belts. As falling water puts a heavy load on the pipe and fittings, downspouts must be tightly fixed to the house and may potentially pull a downspout loose from the gutter or house.
I rivet each pipe and fit together two matching colour rivets until I have the downspouts in a finished configuration that I like. Additional rivets used to protect the leader pipe straps leave a great looking end product that won’t pull apart.