What are these things?

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  1. Aug 6, 2009 #1

    Zachary

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    This house I moved into about 2 months ago has gutters on 3 sides and some parts of the front....the rest has these weird louvered things....what are they and what purpose do they serve....I can tell you that they don't stop water from falling over the side of the roof....

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    It almost looks like gutter covers (to keep leaves/branches out) to me, but without the gutters.
     
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    Those are the old style rain diverters. They are supposed to direct the water away from the foundation in a spray so it does not create erosion in a downpoor. I'm suspecting you do not get rain all that often, but when you do it comes in buckets.
    Loose them and install gutters with a downspout to a rainbarrel if you could use the water.
    Looks like someones sales pitch worked on the previous owners.:eek:
     
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    Ahhhh well the house is very old, these rain diverters are only on the front facade, on the other side of the front porch is a gutter and on the little side where the dining room is, otherwise the front has these and all the other sides have gutters....weird
    Anyway we will install gutters where these are....I live in San Antonio so rain isn't all to common (not lately) but it does sometimes storm significantly
     
  5. Oct 16, 2009 #5

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    They are the top to "maintenance free" gutters; I think the Zyco brand, but I'm not sure. What happened to the bottoms? lol
     
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    Not fun. By the looks of it.
     
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