How to Choose the Right Gutter Replacements for Your Home

When looking for gutter replacements for your home, consider the quality, curb appeal and durability when installing gutters, as well as price. The purpose of gutters: channel rainwater away from the foundation.

When replacing gutters consider these factors:

Rain gutters come in sectional or seamless options. Sectional gutters are pre-cut aluminum or vinyl segments and pretty easy to install. The drawback of seamed gutters is the possibility of separation and leaks.

Seamless gutters are continuous and custom cut, installed by a professional who seals the seams. Seamless gutter systems are lower maintenance, usually leak-proof and more attractive than sectional gutters. The drawback of seamless gutters is the cost.

Gutters Are Made From Various materials:

  • Vinyl
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper

These gutter options vary in durability, curb appeal and price. Vinyl gutters are easy to install, affordable and fade resistant. But, vinyl gutters are not able to withstand extreme temperatures and prone to high wind damage.

Aluminum gutters are durable and economical. They come in a range of colors. However, aluminum’s curb appeal can diminish over time. High winds can damage and bend aluminum gutters.
Stainless steel gutters are durable and last a lifetime. Yet, stainless steel is an unusual option for resident use as it has less curb appeal and requires constant maintenance.

Copper gutters are a unique option for homeowners who want durability, excellent curb appeal and that distinctive architectural look. However, coper gutters are expensive.

Are Gutter Guards Worth the Cost?

Is it worth spending money to install gutter guards if you still have to clean them sometimes? Gutter guards reduce the number of times you have to clean out your gutters. Experts say gutters with guards need cleaning every other year. While uncovered gutters need to be cleaned at least two times per year.

So the cost just may be worth it to many homeowners. These points are some things to take into consideration with your next gutter replacement.
Contact Ferris Home Improvements for a free estimate on your gutter replacement – 302-300-1272