October 24, 2015

Gutters

Gutters are made from a variety of materials, each with different strengths, appearances, and costs. There may be regulations in historic areas about replacing gutters, so check these if they may apply to you before you buy new gutters.

CUSTOM GUTTER INSTALLATION

What are the Benefits of Custom Gutter Installation?

The Benefits of Copper Gutters

  • Can last 40+ years
  • They may be very strong and durable
  • They do not rust or rot
  • Gives your property an elegant look
  • Require less annual maintenance than other types of gutters
  • Elevated value and curb appeal to your dwelling.
  • In addition to these benefits, custom gutters can withstand severe weather conditions.
  • Custom Gutters are extremely durable and pleasant in appearance.

Aluminum 

Lightweight. Joining systems vary. Continuous gutters (without joints) can be made on-site by our specialists to suit your requirements.

 

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Plastic (Vinyl) 

Lightweight, and easy to work with. Sections clip together. Requires only minimal maintenance.

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Copper 

Durable and easy to install. With time, the bright finish weathers to an attractive verdigris (green patina).

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Cast Iron 

Traditional and hardwearing, but extremely heavy. Iron needs to be painted. Sections are joined with mastic, nuts, and bolts.

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Galvinized Gutters

Galvanized gutters are often installed on modern style homes, barns and farm homes.

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Profiles

Most gutters have a rounded or a squared shape, but several profiles are available. If you are replacing a whole gutter system, your main concerns will be appearance, cost, and ease of installation (if you are planning to do the work yourself).

Half-Round

Simple rounded profile

Box

Square profile

Square Line

Decorative alternative to half-round

K Style

Sometimes attached directly to fascia