New gutters: How to choose the right style and color for your home!
If you are choosing new gutters, you might be overwhelmed by the styles, colors and options that are available to homeowners.
There are several different types of gutters available to homeowners nowadays, so it can be confusing as to which style and color are right for your home. Do you pick steel? Vinyl? Copper? Aluminum? Go with a contrasting color or something that blends in?
New gutters are exciting and can go a long way toward protecting your home against leaks and water damage, as well as protecting your landscaping, walkways and foundation from erosion and wear.
They are an investment, however, so you want to pick the right new gutters – the first time. Here’s what you need to know. Read on:
There are many different types of materials that new gutters are made of, like aluminum (probably the most popular), steel, copper and vinyl. Aluminum is a popular choice because it’s durable, lightweight and comes in an array of color choices. It’s also cost-effective.
Copper is also a choice that will add elegance and richness to your home, but they come at a cost. And steel gutters are strong but can rust – so they’ll need maintenance.
Vinyl gutters are often lower-maintenance but they often aren’t as durable.
Really, it depends on your budget and the style of your home.
Once you pick the material, you’ll want to pick additional features that can make your gutters work for you – instead of the other way around. At Feazel, we offer Leaf Relief, which has patented Aluma-Perf Technology to trap even the smallest bits of debris, meaning water always flows freely – and you don’t have to do any gutter cleaning in the spring and fall.
Shape and color
You need to take a hard look at your home and its style – as well as the neighborhood you are in – when choosing gutter shapes and colors. A classical home in a neighborhood of other classical homes won’t want the same gutters as a contemporary home in an area of contemporary homes.
A gutter professional can advise you on this; don’t be afraid to ask!
At Feazel Inc. we would love to meet you and talk about gutter options. Schedule an inspection today.