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3 Easy Ways to Hide Gutter Downspouts

Gutter downspouts are an unsightly element of most homes because they are often seen as a distraction from the main design of the home. They often take up a large amount of space under the overhang of the roof and can cause massive rainwater to overflow into the yard.

Despite their looks, though, gutter downspouts are necessary for residential properties because they eliminate water-borne debris and pollution that can enter the storm drain system, keep your yard tidy, and give you reusable rainwater at any time.

Fortunately, you can hide gutter downspouts by using the following tips.


Painting your downspouts ensure that the downspout isn’t too easy to spot. The color and texture of the paint make it difficult for the eye to notice that they are there.


Plants can be used to hide a downspout to make it seem like it is not even there. To make this happen, you should place the plants around the downspout. You can even make the gutter a scenic part of a plant landscape.

Pebble Mosaic

If you have a lot of pebbles, start by arranging them in a square around the downspout. Leave a couple of inches between each pebble in the square.

Next, start with a single pebble and work your way around the downspout in a spiral, adding another pebble at each point.

Doing this makes your downspout an attractive part of your yard or landscape.

Gutter Professionals has more tips that you surely wouldn’t want to miss.

Trellises and/or Clematis Vines

This is a very decorative way to hide the ugly downspouts from top to bottom. Trellises are designed to fit around vertical items. These will add to your curb appeal, landscape elements, and conceal every portion of the downspout. We recommend clematis vines to add to trellises as they are gorgeous flowering vines that are easy to maintain. They also don’t grow out of control, aren’t too heavy, nor are they invasive.

Blend Them with the Siding

One way to make your downspouts less conspicuous includes painting them a different hue. They don’t necessarily have to be the same color as your siding, although that would look really nice, just ensure they don’t contrast with the house. Metal primer and appropriate paint can match the color of your home and is easy to find. There will be a paint to match any type of your home’s exterior material – brick, stucco, vinyl, etc. This can be cumbersome, but very inexpensive. It will also really help camouflage those downspouts that you despise.

Rain Chain Instead of Downspout

Rain chains are appropriate when downspouts are connected to a permanent awning or something else that is not directly connected to the house. Water will run down the chains, and the homeowner can spruce them up with concrete or cast resin splash guards. This could also be a great way to water a gorgeous plant by attaching it to the end of each chain. (Continue reading to learn more)

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