Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Could You Live With It?
I pass this house frequently on my morning walks and recently noticed a realtor's sign in the front yard. Admittedly, this area does not get a lot of rain, but snow melt also needs to be routed away from houses via gutters and downspouts.
In my opinion, this house's gutter configuration looks like an accident waiting to happen. The walk, shown in the photo, curves toward the front door along the wall of the garage. The gutter downspout can be fastened to the corner of the garage where the house number is visible, but how convenient would it be to dash out and lower it when it rains or to have the downspout blocking the walkway for months on end. Clearly, the architect did not consider the garage runoff and the gutters necessary to deal with it when designing the house.
Would you purchase a house with this design quirk? Would you think to assess such items when house hunting?