From strength and good looks to cost effective long service life there are many advantages to having seamless color matching rain gutters on your home. Let’s consider at a few and learn what seamless gutters are and how they benefit you and your home.
Seamless Gutter Advantages
- The one-piece gutters are less prone to leaking than their sectional gutter counterparts.
- They’re a precision fit.
- You have lots of colors to choose from to complement your home’s color scheme.
- Aluminum gutters can be painted.
- Copper, aluminum, and steel (in that order) are long-lasting sturdy choices compared to sectional vinyl gutters that warp and crack with age and hot dry weather.
Aluminum is the most common type of gutter. The reason being they are lightweight and cost effective. In fact, they usually cost a lot less than some of the other alternatives, so it’s easy to see why it is a popular choice.
Copper looks beautiful in its natural color however it does develop a patina over time. Copper requires yearly polishing to maintain its original color. Unless you like the patina look then polishing is not necessary.
Galvanized steel has a corrosion resistant zinc coating. As such, paint peels on it unless properly treated with vinegar prior to painting. So most people just leave it the original color. But if you want to take on the project to paint them then you can. Check out this helpful article that someone else wrote about painting galvanized steel.
Seamless gutters ensure a sturdy gutter with no unsightly seams in the middle of the run across your roof line.
Seamless Gutters are Custom Fit to Your Home
Seamless gutters are custom-fit gutters. Our crew makes them out of our truck right there at your home. We form seamless rain gutters from one large continuous roll of aluminum (also available in copper and galvanized steel). And then our gutter fabrication machine forms them into various gutter shapes. We then cut them to the exact length for your home. The only seams are at the corners, end caps, and downspouts.
So instead of piecing together gutters in sections, seamless gutters only have joints at downspouts and in corners. This ensures a sturdy gutter with no unsightly seams in the middle of the run across your roof line.
When it comes to color matching, aluminum gutters are your best choice. The reason is they come in a variety of colors, and they are easy to paint. While steel gutters are another option, they only come in one color and they are difficult to paint. Copper is not a good choice for color matching gutters. You get copper color, then patina color as they age, that’s it.
Choosing a gutter color is a simple 2-step process.
- First, choose whether you want your gutters to make a statement by standing out, or simply blend in with the exterior.
- Second, select a color that matches the features you wish to blend or highlight.
Since most homeowners don’t want the gutters to become the sole focus of the home’s exterior, they select a color that complements the exterior rather than stand out. Therefore seamless color matching rain gutters is the most popular choice.
Exterior color options for matching:
- Roof shingles or tiles
- Fascia board
- Wall / Siding
So whether blending gutters with complementing tones or choosing a color that highlights and sets them apart, you have many colors from which to choose.
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