Updated August 08, 2019 by Kevin Flores

The 8 Best Gutter Elbows

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in July of 2019. Gutter elbows play a crucial role in a building's rainwater disposal system. Wherever a downspout must change direction, an elbow is needed. At the ground level, they channel water away from a structure, preventing expensive foundation damage. We've included models made of different materials, with some that have preformed angles and others that are flexible and extendable. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best gutter elbow on Amazon.

8. Genova Raingo RW201

7. Genova Products AW201A

6. Flex-Drain 85011

5. Gutterworks EBW23

4. Flex-Drain 53127

3. Amerimax 49065

2. Amerimax 33065

1. Aquabarrel Gutter Elbow

Editor's Notes

August 05, 2019:

Before purchasing a gutter elbow, take note of what direction you'd like to divert water toward.

This is where an important distinction shoppers should be aware of comes into play. Models labeled style A will angle a downspout frontwards or backwards when installed. In contrast, style B models will angle a downspout sideways when installed. Obviously, this specification does not apply to the Flex-Drain line, which can be set in any direction.

While this specification didn't bear too much on our ranking, we made sure that the top spot was occupied by a model that is available in both styles.

Another factor to pay close attention to is the material an elbow is made of. Anyone afraid that a weed whacker or other landscaping implement might damage a gutter elbow should opt for a model made of metal, like the Amerimax 49065. On the other hand, vinyl models, such as the Genova Products AW201A, are typically less expensive and easier to install.

If you'd like to provide a runway for castoff rainwater after it leaves the gutter elbow, consider buying a splash block.


Kevin Flores
Last updated on August 08, 2019 by Kevin Flores

Kevin Flores is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured in several major media outlets. Word thrift and clarity were pounded into his prose by merciless editors during his days as a breaking news reporter for a wire service. These days he can usually be found trawling through public records and tracking down shadowy shell companies for a nonprofit media organization he co-founded. He enjoys his time away from the screen by pursuing a hobby restoring furniture, giving him special insight into woodworking tools and materials. His filmmaking experience also turned him—willing or not—into something of an audio and video equipment fiend.


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