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Gutters

Our Project Estimators will help you determine the best gutter products for your home. Below are the most common gutter styles, gutter materials and installation types.

Gutter Types

All Gutters are Designed to capture roof water run-off. Available in both steel and aluminum.

5" K-Style

Ideal for smaller homes with no large trees nearby.

6" K-Style

Ideal for larger homes or those homes that have tree debris falling onto the roof. The larger gutter capacity and wider downspouts will help water flow and avoid clogging.

Fascia

This is a different, low profile gutter. Not as common as the K-Style gutters but some homeowners prefer this shape.

Gutter Materials

Alumimum

Pros

  • Aluminum gutters resist rust better than galvanized steel gutters.
  • Installation is fairly easy because aluminum is lighter than galvanized steel.
  • Aluminum should last longer than galvanized steel. Galvanized steel is expected to last about 15 to 20 years, but aluminum should last over 20 years in the right environment.

Cons

  • Aluminium is durable, but it has a tendency to dent if hit by ladders, tree limbs, ice or hail.
  • Though it’s good with most environments, hot temperatures or rapidly changing temperatures can lead to splits, cracks and overall damage.

Galvanized Steel

Pros

  • Galvanized steel and aluminium are nearly identical when it comes to durability, but galvanized steel gutters are better at resisting dents.
  • Thermal warping isn’t an issue, which makes galvanized steel better in hot or rapidly changing environments.
  • You won’t damage these gutters by resting a ladder against them. The same can’t be said of aluminum gutters.

Cons

  • Though both materials resist rust, galvanized steel will rust faster than aluminum.
  • This is a fairly heavy material, which makes it harder to install than aluminium.

Installation Styles

Either one of the following installation styles are used for gutter installation

Spike and Ferrule

More common and used than hangers. Spikes offer better weight resistance if they are installed on solid wood.

Hidden Hangers

Some people prefer hangers for cosmetic reasons; they are very robust but there is the possibility that they could snap out of place.

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