Gutters and downspouts protect your home and property from costly water damage. They divert rainwater at a safe distance from your house. However, in some cases, downspouts tend to clash with the rest of your exterior. Don’t worry because there are a couple of things you can do to fix this issue.
Here are tips from a trusted roofing contractor on how to hide unsightly downspouts.
Consider Tall Leafy Plants
Tall potted plants are a great way to hide those unsightly downspouts. Make sure to choose ones that can cover the length of your downspouts. Another plus is that they will catch any water that overflows from the downspouts. Just be sure not to place them directly underneath to prevent overwatering.
Choose a Downspout Color That Blends With Your Siding
Experienced roofing companies may suggest painting your downspouts the same color as your siding. It is one of the easiest ways to make your downspouts virtually invisible. You can also go for a similar shade as your siding but make sure the downspouts do not clash with other exterior colors. If you have a brick, stucco, or vinyl siding, cumbersome is a paint you should consider. It will do a great job at concealing your not-so-attractive downspouts.
Get Clematis Vines and Trellises
Trellises can help boost the appeal of your home’s exterior and hide all parts of your downspouts. They are made to fit around vertical objects. Another addition you should consider are clematis vines because they produce attractive blooms and are low-maintenance. These vines do not grow uncontrollably long, weigh a lot, and are not invasive.
If you are looking for high-quality gutters and metal roofing, Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. has got you covered. Our team is here to assist with your residential and commercial roofing needs. Call us at (781) 826-7663 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.