Types of Gutters

Gutters are an integral part of roof system providing its proper functioning. As rain comes down, it is quickly channeled to your gutters, and then  through downspouts and away from your home. If they are not working properly, water leaks can occur.

Most residential gutter types are k-style gutters named like that because of their shape. K-style gutters normally are made from copper, steel, zinc, vinyl and aluminum. Residential k-style gutters normally come in 2  sizes 5 in. or 6 in. 

Aluminum Gutters

Aluminum gutters, the most common for residential type homes, are offered in two different thicknesses 0.027 in. and 0.032 in. With the many different colors they come in, they’re suitable to match every kind of building. Aluminum material is cost effective but has a tendency to dent easily. Aluminum is also easy to maintain. 

Copper Gutters

Copper gutters offer a classic look, but aesthetics are only one of the many benefits copper gutters provide. Copper gutters can be very durable and are built to stand the test of time. Offered in different weights like 16 ounce, and 18 ounce, speak to a contractor about the best option for your home if you're considering copper. 

Steel Gutters

Steel gutters come in many different types. Although steel gutters normally are not the first choice for most homeowners because of their questionable lifespan and price, they’re a lot stronger than aluminum and are less likely to get dents in them. Always look at the option to prime and paint steel gutters to extend their lifespan. Keep in mind, steel can rust overtime. 

Zinc Gutters

Because zinc is a non-corrosive material, Zinc gutters became very popular among homeowners. Zinc can easily be manipulated to any size and fit to suit any building including commercial types. Because of this, many home designers prefer zinc gutters because of the many shapes they can conform to. You can find zinc gutters as a popular option in many contemporary designes.

Vinyl Gutters

Vinyl gutters also have many benefits. Vinyl gutters are also non-corrosive; they don’t dent, and are relatively cheaper than the other gutter systems. Because Vinyl gutters are made from pvc plastic, they’re extremely effective for channeling water. Vinyl is also easy to install.