Design

J.R. Hoe cast iron downspout boots serve as an attractive architectural feature that will enhance the integrity of any building. Where plastic downspout boot connections and fabricated steel downspout boots often devalue the appearance of a building, J.R. Hoe downspout boots combine a sleek design with the natural aesthetic of cast iron, enhancing the building’s exterior appeal. All downspout boots are available unpainted, primer or powder coated in a wide range of colors and may also feature a custom design or special lettering or branding on the front panel. J.R. Hoe downspout boots achieve the aesthetic and functional balance to enhance any building project.

Function

J.R. Hoe downspout boots’ contoured design is engineered for superior hydraulic conveyance and consistent flow capacity from the top bell into the soil pipe, directing the flow of water away from the building and into the drainage system. Design flaws such as sharp angles, outlet choke points and poor directional flow transitions lead to flow inefficiencies and clogging. Inefficient flow or clogging of a downspout boot increases cause the leaking of water near the building foundation. Most downspout boots on the market are designed for ease of production, J.R. Hoe downspout boots are designed for superior performance in the field.

Durability

J.R. Hoe cast iron downspout boots are fully resistant to damage by impact and will maintain their original appearance for the life of the building. Cast iron downspout boots ensure that the bottom section of a sheet metal downspout is protected from impact in areas subjected to vehicular traffic, lawn equipment and in public areas such as hospitals or schools. The unsurpassed material strength of cast iron guarantees a product that will provide superior protection with no risk of being dented, scarred or broken. While plastic connections break easily and fabricated steel versions are prone to denting and joint failure, J.R. Hoe cast iron downspout boots are the market leaders in durability.

Sustainability

J.R. Hoe & Sons is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and takes an active role in supporting a greener built environment as a manufacturer of products certified for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits. J.R. Hoe downspout boots can be utilized to meet specific LEED credits in various ways. Cast from recycled materials in the USA, J.R. Hoe downspout boots qualify for LEED MR Credit 4: Recycled Content and LEED MR Credit 5: Regional Materials. J.R. Hoe & Sons can assist in the LEED procurement process to maximize the regional materials and recycled content credits to greatest extent possible.

Pricing & Lead Time

J.R. Hoe downspout boots are supplied at the most competitive pricing and fastest lead times on the market. Many downspout boot sizes and styles are produced on a daily basis and kept in stock, ready to ship when the order is placed. The production of cast iron downspout boots is not limited by long assembly times, imported materials and inefficient product design - factors common to fabricated steel downspout boots. J.R. Hoe utilizes innovative sand molding production methods, a cutting edge quality assurance program and a long-standing commitment to customer service to supply a high quality, cost-effective product that is delivered on time.

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    Downspout Boots

    Cast iron downspout boots, also known as downspout shoes or rainwater leaders, are installed onto sheet metal downspouts which are a part of building roof drainage system. They are commonly specified by engineers and architects for installation on commercial, industrial, school and military base building projects. Solid cast iron downspout boots ensure that the bottom part of the exposed metal downspout is protected from damage. Downspout boots also enhance the building appearance.The J.R. Hoe cast downspout boot provides a transition from the square or rectangular downspout into the round piping system which connects to the stormwater drainage system. J.R. Hoe downspout boots are engineered and 3D modeled to provide the most efficient interior square-to-round flow in the industry to eliminate clogging/leaks in the roof drain system.

    J.R. Hoe downspout boots are designed to fit multiple downspout sizes, they are offered in lengths from 16 to 80 inches, and fit virtually all round outlet pipes and sizes.Three outlet designs are offered: Offset (O Series), Angular (A series) and Ninety Degree (N Series). All designs work well with Fernco adaptors to connect to outlet piping. Unlike breakable plastic plumbing fittings or thin-walled stainless sheet metal fabrications, cast iron Downspout boots express a natural contoured look to enhance the architecture of the building. J.R. Hoe Downspout Boots are a sustainable construction product, manufactured from recycled cast iron which give them a natural durability that will last the life of the building. They are MADE IN USA and qualify for LEED credits 4.1/4.1 for Recycled Content on Green Building and Infrastructure projects. When ordering downspout boots, you will need to know the inside top bell dimension, length and bottom outside spigot dimension. Some downspout boots are available with a cleanout plug, with a powdercoat finish or with one coat of primer.