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How to Choose the Right Gutters


Everyone should have gutters! These remarkable systems have an incredible list of benefits from increasing the aesthetic of your home or business to protecting them from the dangers of wall and foundation damage. Gutters are a great and long-lasting investment that will increase the value of your home or business!

If your property has never had gutters, or if you’re considering replacing the original gutters- it’s important to do your research as there are a vast array of styles, materials, and colors to choose from nowadays. Your property deserves a facelift, let that facelift be functional by installing fresh gutters!

Type of Property

The first choice is simple as it just means the difference between installing gutters on your home or business. Residential and commercial gutters are different sizes to accommodate the varying flow rates of the different roof sizes. Many businesses and warehouses require commercial gutters of 7 or more inches in diameter to ensure their gutters do not overflow even in the heaviest storms. Residential gutters do not have to be so large and usually range between 5 to 6 inches in diameter to effectively divert rainwater away from your home.

Typically, there are more options for those seeking residential gutters when it comes to color and style, but there are still options for both types of properties. The main thing to consider when choosing a gutter system is the efficacy and that it will be properly installed by a gutter service professional such as Gutter Pros, and then the style can be chosen.

Styles and Materials Galore

For commercial gutter buyers, there are typically two stylistic options, box, and k-style. Box style gutters are square-shaped and can add a modern look to your property while k-style gutters are more traditional and have a few cross-sectional curves that can create an elegant look. Color options may be limited to white and gray depending on where you are purchasing gutters from, but their efficacy will certainly be worth the installation no matter the hue.

There are more options when it comes to residential gutter systems- you can choose the style, material, and color. In addition to the aforementioned styles, there are also half and full-round gutters available for residential properties.

There are many materials that gutters can be made from, most gutters are aluminum, a very durable and lightweight material that is weather-resistant for up to 20 years. Another material option is copper, copper gutters are more expensive and heavier, but they can last for up to 50 years with proper maintenance, and they remain elegant through all phases of their service on your home.

If you go with aluminum gutters, which are very popular and tend to be more affordable, you can choose between many color options. Most aluminum gutter systems in the United States are painted white, but you should speak with a gutter service professional to see all the options available in your area!

Final Thoughts

Your property should be a unique reflection of your own personal style and tastes. Gutters can help you achieve this all while providing a great means of protecting your home from water damage. If you need gutter installation or just want a little help keeping your gutters clean and healthy, contact Gutter Pros today!