Rain gutters are a vital part of your home’s exterior. Take some time to get to know the different types of gutters and then assess your own gutter system — you may be surprised to learn something new! You’ll be able to determine the best gutters for your home in no time.
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Although gutters can be a DIY project — just hop on a ladder and do your best! — you may find it safer to get them professionally installed. Quality First has been servicing homeowners with new gutters for X years and we’ve found the best company to work with.
Although you can have vinyl gutters, we focus on gutters from Custom Bilt Metals, which are available in a variety of – you guessed it! – metals. From copper gutters to stainless steel and aluminum gutters, as well as a variety of colors ranging from peach to spanish green, there’s something for everyone.
K Style (or Ogee Style) Gutters
Resembling the letter “k”, k style gutters are what you might think of when you first get a mental image of the product.
Choosing a k style gutter that can be attached to your home’s fascia implies a certain amount of aesthetic consideration. (Fascia is the “band” you see around the roof, by the way.)
K style gutters are also easier to install than half round gutters.
Half Round Gutters
A “half round” gutter is, as the name suggests, a semicircle shape. Due to its rounded nature, water doesn’t pool in crevices, lessening the potential for corrosion over time. This type of gutter is also a little easier to clean.
But Which Gutters Are The Best Gutters?
Aluminum gutters are also more resistant to corrosion and, along with galvanized steel gutters, can last up to 20 years. Copper can last twice as long.
Stainless steel gutters, as well as copper gutters, are on the costlier end. Zinc gutters ???
Although we only implement metal gutters, vinyl is technically an option as well. Typically, we don’t recommend this because they’re almost always sectioned — as in, they aren’t seamless. Seams can often leak at the joints, making seamless gutters a solid choice.