The part of a gutter where the water falls downward and typically away from the building it is affixed to or into some sort of water capture system. Use this tag for questions about installation, best practices, and general advice about downspouts.

Downspouts are an important part of any gutter system for buildings. They provide a way for the gutters to drain and to move the water away from the structure in an effort to prevent water damage.

Example downspouts on the side of a house