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Sprucing Up Your Roof With Gutters

 

Gutters are more than just functional pieces that channel rainwater off your roof. Having a gutter system is an important part of your home’s water management system. They not only add visual appeal to your home but help maintain your home’s integrity by directing water away from the roof and foundation. 

Gutters can add visual interest to your home. When you choose the right color and material, they provide a pop that dresses up your roof and beautifies your home. To inspire your design dreams, we’ve rounded up three of the most important factors to consider for beautiful gutters, including the color, material, and shaping. 

 

Gutter Colors

To match or not to match. That is the question. The color of the gutters you choose has a bigger impact on the overall look of your home than you may think. There are three options:

  • Safest: Matching the gutters to your siding is always a safe bet. They’ll blend in with the rest of your home, providing a continuous and harmonious overall look.
  • More Noticeable: If you want the gutters to blend in with the exterior of your home while attracting a little more attention, try matching them to your exterior trim. If you have a brick or stone home, you’ll notice the gutters pop just a bit without being over the top.
  • Edgy: Looking to take a little more risk with the look of your home? Consider gutters that really pop. Copper gutters, for example, always stand out and add old-world charm.

 

Gutter Materials

The material you choose ultimately affects the overall price, upkeep and look of your gutters. Some of your top choices include:

  • Vinyl: Least expensive with limited color choices. You can paint vinyl gutters to change things up. Vinyl is rust- and rot-resistant, but these gutters can bend, bow, and become brittle over time.
  • Aluminum: Cost effective and available in many colors, including copper. Lighter-weight aluminum gutters may bend or become dented with exposure to weather.
  • Steel: Strong material with many color options. Steel gutters are paintable. These gutters are very heavy and may start rusting within five to 10 years depending on the coating.
  • Zinc: Strong and rustproof. Zinc gutters weather to a lovely shade of gray. These gutters can last up to 50 years depending on conditions.
  • Copper: Longest-lasting gutter material. Copper won’t rust or need painting. These gutters weather to a lovely shade of matte brown before aging to a blue-green patina.

 

Gutter Shape and Style

Once you’ve chosen your color and material, the last important things to consider are the shape and style of the gutters. These will make a huge impact on the overall look of your home. Wondering how to match the gutter with your home style? Consider these options:

  • Half-rounds: The trough has a semicircular shape and a curled bead in the front. These gutters pair well with traditional and historic homes.
  • K-Style: The trough has a flat bottom and a front that looks similar to crown molding. These gutters are the most common shape and they pair well with contemporary and modern architecture.
  • Fascia: These gutters are installed right on the fascia or siding panel between your exterior wall and gutter. They’re typically larger and capable of handling a larger volume of water, which makes them appealing for homeowners who live in areas prone to extreme weather.
  • Leaf Barriers: These gutters have a hood over the top and a curved lip to drain water away from the roof without letting in leaves and debris.

 

Ready to start beautifying your home with new gutters? Discover the service and expertise that we bring to the table. Visit cbroofing.com today.

 

References:

https://guttersolutions.org/gutter-materials-gutter-style/

https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/all-about-gutters

https://www.houselogic.com/organize-maintain/home-maintenance-tips/types-of-gutters/

https://freyconstruction.com/2013/08/28/what-color-should-your-gutters-be/

https://www.gutterhelmet.com/blog/7-tips-for-choosing-the-right-gutter-color-for-your-home/

 

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