Rain gutters are something many homeowners take for granted. But when they stop working, people take notice. By choosing a good gutter system, you will keep your house dry, protect your siding, windows, doors, and foundation from potential water damage. So what kind are available for your home? Let’s take a look!
Choosing a Shape
Gutters come in two basic shapes but each of them are four to six inches in diameter. The U-shape gutter is simple but designed to catch as much water as possible. A K-style gutter has a flat bottom and back. The front of the gutter has a decorative shape to it, which mimics crown molding, to give your home style. Each of these gutters are designed to protect your home from possible water damage. Along with your choice of shapes, you also have your choice of materials for your new gutters.
Materials to Consider
There are several different types of materials you can choose from. One of the most popular material options is aluminum. Aluminum is lightweight and is easily installed. This material is rust-resistant and comes in a .032 or .027-gauge thickness, which helps in regions that get snow during the winter. This material comes in a wide variety of colors but can be painted. Copper is another material you could choose for your gutters. This material is exceptionally beautiful and is resistant to rust as well. With a material this beautiful, you won’t want to paint it and ruin its patina that develops over time. This material can be pricey, but is worth it for high-end homes or historic restorations. The next material is steel. These gutters are extremely strong and heavy, but they can be pricey. Galvanized steel may resist rust, but it may start to develop over time. Steel comes in different colors but it can be painted for customization. Like your siding, vinyl gutters are both lightweight and inexpensive. These gutters come in a few different color options and look great against your vinyl siding. The final material for your gutters is zinc. This material is durable, long lasting, and does not need any paint, as it develops a patina over time. This material is expensive and therefore used in high-end homes or historic restoration projects.
Choosing New Gutters for Your Home
Whether you’re looking for an upgrade or an update, talk to one of our experts at Chandler Remodeling about steel siding for your home. With our excellent installation, it’ll be the best investment you’ve made in your home. Contact us online, by calling 410-628-2214, or email us for a free estimate and assessment of your needs. All of our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We look forward to meeting your remodeling needs for years to come!