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What Kind Of Gutters Are Best For Your Home

What Kind of Gutters are Best for Your Home

Every home is different so, of course, there must be different gutters on the market to meet various needs. The good news is that gutters do indeed come in different price ranges, colors, shapes, and sizes. This makes it easy to find what you need. But what kind of gutters are best for your home? That’s a little harder to answer.

K-Style Gutters

These gutters are flat on the bottom and back and have a decorative shape on the front, like a curve. This helps them look elegant, like crown molding, on the front of a house. There are many styles available.

Half-Round Gutters

These gutters are half-round tubes, as their name suggests, and look great on historic homes with a certain style and feel to them.

While there are other styles available, you will also have to consider the materials you want for your gutters. There are many to consider, such as:

Aluminum

This material is the most popular since it is lightweight, easy to install, and won’t rust. It can last a long time, comes in a variety of colors, and can even be painted.

Seamless Aluminum

Continuous gutters are made on the job and help prevent leaks. They cost more than regular aluminum but may be worth the cost to homeowners who have had gutter leaks in the past.

Copper

Copper brings an elevated sense of beauty to the roofline and won’t rust, though you will need professional installation. There is no need to paint these as a beautiful patina will form over time. These pricey gutters can last a long time.

Steel

This strong option resists rust but has shorter longevity than other materials. There are a variety of colors since the gutters can be painted. The price is higher, but the heavy material is sturdy.

Vinyl

This lightweight, inexpensive option comes in limited colors and can crack in severe cold weather. While it’s easy to install, the color will fade over time in sunlight.

No matter what type of gutters you feel are best for your home, you definitely want gutters to direct the rain away from your home. Leaving your house without gutters can lead to serious foundation issues. If you are unsure which material or style to choose, contact Straight Line Roofing for professional advice. We can come to your house, assess what you have, and give you expert opinions on what would work best with your style and budget.

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