We get lots of questions about what type of extension works best for safely draining water away from the house. Downspouts in an awkward area like across a walkway are usually troublesome no matter what you decide to use. We often use flip up downspouts that we make or have the extension come off easily with a pin. However both of these require some anticipation of rain and you will have put the flip up down or attach the extension to prevent water from pooling around your foundation. It seems like the obvious choice to hook up an automatic device like the Rainguard downspout extension.
So I bought one of these to give it a try so I could have some real world experience with this on my own home, in Toronto.
It attaches securely to the end of the downspout or elbow easily with a zip tie provided.
|Experiment with Rainguard self-retracting Downsput Extention begins|
As it rolls out with the water pressure from the downspout it slowly unwinds and lets water out the little holes until it rolls out completely letting all the water out the end where there is a big opening.
|Darren with poorly working Rainguard self-retracting Downspout Extension|
If anyone out there has some feedback on this product please comment below for the benefit of those who may be considering purchasing one.