How To Choose the Best Gutters for Your Home

Gutters play a crucial role in protecting your home. These crucial tools redirect water from your home’s roof to the ground away from your home without bother. Without them, your home’s structure, foundation, and landscaping would all suffer. However, with them, your home is protected, and they can even benefit your home’s design as well. There are several types of gutters to choose from in order to match your needs and taste, so let’s take a look at a few.

Vinyl Gutters

Vinyl is one of the most commonly used materials in home construction, and gutters are no exception. Vinyl is both durable and affordable and offers a corrosion-free way to channel water away from your home.

Though vinyl gutters are a great choice for those in humid areas with a lot of rainfall because they are corrosion and rust-free, they can become brittle and suffer from cracks over time. This can become particularly pronounced in areas that suffer from extreme cold. However, these gutters are easy to install and some of the cheapest on the market, making them a great option for those on a budget.

Stainless Steel Gutters

Stainless steel can create some of the most durable gutters on the market. The stainless coating over steel allows it to be resistant to rust, retain a beautiful shine, and remain durable and low maintenance for many years to come. For those looking for the longest-lasting gutter options on the market, stainless steel is definitely the right choice.

The only downside to choosing stainless steel is the price. Stainless steel gutters do cost significantly more than vinyl. The advantage is that stainless steel gutters generally will not require as frequent maintenance and replacement as other options.

Copper Gutters

For a beautiful look that will stand out from other gutters, look no further than copper. Copper offers a unique look that is matched by its high strength, plus it is rust-free. However, copper does come with a high price tag that is generally higher than even stainless steel. But, if you are looking for gutters that will stand out and last for years, copper should be your go-to option.

Wood Gutters

Until the 1960s, wooden gutters were commonly installed on homes. However, with the introduction of metal gutters, these gradually fell out of favor and now are primarily installed on homes looking to maintain a period-correct appearance. Wooden gutters are costly, difficult to install, and generally will not last as long as other options. However, they can lend a beautiful appearance to historic homes. If you do choose to install wooden gutters, try to choose a model containing cedar wood which is effective at withstanding moisture for extended periods.

Final Thoughts

Choosing the right gutters for your home can be a big decision and shouldn’t be made lightly. As always, discussing your options with a roofing professional can help to ensure you make the right decision to protect your home and ensure your gutters will last for years to come.

Contact Us

If you are trying to choose the right gutters for your home, contact North Shore Roofing. Our experienced team has more than 30 years of experience helping home and business owners with all of their roofing needs. Call us at (978) 977-3816 and connect with us on Facebook.