What size gutters can the SpoutOff be installed onto?
Presently 5 inch and 6 inch K-Style gutters with either 2” x 3” or 3” x 4” downspouts. Additional sizes and shapes will become available in the future.
Does The SpoutOff work with “B” elbows?
Yes. SpoutOff components are designed to accommodate almost all downspout configurations.
What if a downspout runs into an underground pipe?
The SpoutOff downspout is easily installed into an underground pipe (see Installation Instructions).
Bonus: Because The SpoutOff downspout is easily removed from the house, IF an underground pipe is clogged, homeowner can simply remove the downspout and flush out the underground pipe. This saves your customer money and big-time potential water damage to their house!
Won’t debris get into the underground pipe where the downspout is installed into the underground pipe?
Installation of a SpoutOff DebriStop (see Installation Instructions) ensures debris cannot get into an underground pipe at this junction.
Will the SpoutOff leak where the Spout meets the Off?
The bottom of the Spout is 4 inches long and the top of the Off is 4 inches long. Because the bottom of the Spout is inserted into the Off, this 4 inch overlap causes even heavy flowing rain water to continue its downward travel.
Can the SpoutOff be painted?
Yes. Presently it is powder coated white aluminum. Contact your local professional paint store for the best advice.
Can the SpoutOff be retrofitted onto present gutters and downspouts?
Yes, if they are 5” or 6” K-Style gutters with either 2x3 or 3x4 downspouts.
Bonus: This creates a whole new market for you!
How will I know how to cut the hole in the gutter so the Spout fits properly?
A SpoutOff Template is provided and a simple cut of the gutter is illustrated in the Installation Instructions. This cut also eliminates any “lip” at the outlet. Present outlets have lips that catch debris and begin the clogging process. Also, this cut eliminates installation of an outlet with sealant, screws or rivets. Sealant, screw holes and rivet holes eventually deteriorate and leak.
Some gutters have covers/screens on them. Can I install the SpoutOff?
Yes. AND YOU SHOULD! Since covered gutters do not get a lot of debris in them, the only area a homeowner needs to be concerned with is the outlet. Being able to easily check the outlets without climbing up there allows your customer to actually see if there is any debris clogging the covered gutters at the outlets. Good covers and The SpoutOff give your customers “the best of both worlds.” If the outlets are clear the covers are working.
After I install the SpoutOff, can I install covers or screens onto the gutters?
What if my customer doesn’t have many trees around their house, why would I install the SpoutOff?
What you are really saying is that they don’t get much debris in their gutters ever. This makes this homeowner the best candidate for The SpoutOff . . . Why?
Because all gutters get some debris in them from time to time. That debris always “washes” down to the outlet where it accumulates and clogs the outlet. Remember, it does not take a lot of debris to clog a standard outlet. By installing SpoutOffs your homeowner can (without climbing a ladder, without even owning a ladder) easily, quickly and safely check and clean all their outlets. Because they don’t get a lot of debris in their gutters, the outlet is the ONLY area in their gutters that ever need cleaning. They are the perfect SpoutOff user!
Why wouldn’t I install SpoutOffs on all my customers’ homes?
The SpoutOff – OUTSMART YOUR GUTTERS!