Downspout Boot Blog

Recycled Content and LEED

Published on: 07/31/2020 8:46 AM

According to the American Iron and Steel Institute, for every ton of steel recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved. Cast iron downspout boots supplied by DownspoutBoots.com are manufactured u...

Sustainability

Published on: 05/05/2020 8:09 AM

 Downspoutboots.com products are designed and manufactured at the J.R. Hoe production facility in Middlesboro, KY, where high quality iron castings and steel fabrications have been produced in the same location since 1909. The common...

Cleanout Access

Published on: 01/24/2019 8:35 AM

Downspout boots often connect the above ground downspouts to the below ground drainage pipes. When this is the case, the downspout boot is an ideal point in the drainage system for a cleanout. With a properly designed cleanout on the downspout boot...

Coatings and Finish Options for Cast Iron Downspout Boots

Published on: 06/01/2017 10:49 AM

Like most architectural metal products, there are various finish options for cast iron downspout boots to choose from. Below is a brief explanation of several of these options.   Unfinished Cast IronCast iron does...

Customized Downspout Boots

Published on: 12/15/2016 2:02 PM

Architects and owners often look for ways to bring character and individuality to their new building projects. Incorporating custom elements to the appearance of a building contributes to the originality of its design and helps build the institutio...

Downspout Boot Sizing: An Overview

Published on: 10/20/2016 2:55 PM

Cast iron downspout boots are not a "one size fits all” kind of product. Due to their multi-functional role and the tremendous variation in building designs and drainage systems, virtually every project is different when it ...

The Role of a Downspout Boot

Published on: 01/16/2016 10:51 AM

An essential role of a downspout boot is to successfully convey large quantities of roof runoff from the square or rectangular downspout into a round drainage pipe over the course of many years. Therefore, the superior flow characteristic...