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Gutter Buying Guide

December 20, 2016

Choosing The Right Gutters To Buy For Your Home

Finding the right gutters for your home can be a daunting task. With so many choices on the market for rain gutters a person may find that buying gutters is not that easy.  The truth of the matter should be based on where your home is located and what kinds of elements your new gutters face.

Gutters At A Glance

Let’s face it. Gutters are not the most glamorous part of your home, but these days gutters come in many different styles, shapes and forms. Materials can range from vinyl gutters to aluminum or sheet metal with seamless and continuous copper gutters.  Some can add an important accent to your home and with the addition of a rain chain and the right hanging system can add real value to your homes rain protection systems as well as good curb appeal.

The shape and styles vary from “U” shaped gutters to “K” style rain gutters which, you guessed it form a shape much like the letter itself. The gutter channels also range from 4 to 6 inches with generally rectangular shaped downspouts ranging from, typically 2×3 or 3×4 inches.

If you are starting to get nervous about all the choices, don’t worry. A professional gutter company like Legacy Gutters can give you the full low down when it comes to available gutter choices and all the moving parts in your gutter system to not only look great, but to function perfectly for a climate like Colorado Springs and Denver.

Gutter Mounting Systems

An important gutter aspect in Southern Colorado is your gutters mounting system. With lots of snow and ice, it is vital to have a strong mounting system that reduces the effect of winters weight on your gutters.  Gutters, in general attach to your homes eves using hidden hanging methods and with no eves available often times contractors will use straps, which are a bit more unattractive. Either way it is important for a gutter contractor to secure the gutters in a fashion that will be reliable and sturdy with whatever is thrown at it.

Choosing The Right Gutters

When it comes to choosing the right gutters, our recommendation is two fold:

  1. Work with your gutter installer to pick out the perfect gutter for your home. They will be able to tell you what limitations your gutters might have, as well as offer you many different choices from material to color. Any good gutter contractor will give you many choices.
  2. Go with your style when choosing a gutter for your home. Gutters last a long time and if you get stuck with something you don’t particularly enjoy, well, you might be looking at them for a few years.

If you have more questions about gutters, give us a call at our Colorado Springs gutters location or our Denver gutters location. We would be happy to show you around!

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