When it comes to outfitting your home with new gutters, you will find plenty of options available to meet your home’s style and needs. Most people are familiar with conventional gutters. Majority of homes are outfitted with flat-bottomed K-shaped gutters, made from either traditional or seamless aluminum. Whether you’re searching for an unique look for your home or your home has special drainage needs, The Gutterman of TN has a variety of specialty gutters to suit your needs. Here are the variety of advantages of specialty gutters.
Copper gutters & Galvalume gutters
Copper gutters have been increasing in popularity, thanks to their beauty and durability. They have a beautiful orange color that weathers to an antique green over time. They also provide an upscale touch to any home, while also fit with the historical look of older homes. Once installed, copper gutters last for decades, thanks to the natural durability of the metal.
Galvalume gutters have also became a popular choice for homeowners who want the durability of copper gutters at a lower cost. Galvalume gutters are made from a combination of steel, aluminum, and zinc to combat rust and corrosion. In addition to its durability, they lend a modern look to homes, thank their matte silver appearance.
Box gutters & Half round gutters
Box gutter have long been used on industrial buildings, and at one time they were a popular choice for homes as well. They have seen a resurgence as a home gutter option, as homeowners look for a low-profile, contemporary gutter look to recreate the historical home look. Box gutters sit below the roofline as an integrated part of the structure, rather than extending out from the side of the roof. They are a discreet option for homeowners who want the architecture of their rooflines to be the focal point, rather than the gutter system.
While box gutters blend into the roofline, half round gutters stand out, thanks to its unusual shape. Half-round gutters are essentially half pipes that catch the rainwater flowing off the roof to whisk it away from your home. Half-round gutters were some of the earlier gutters, so they are a popular option for older home restorations or historical homes. Half round gutters are able to handle more rainwater, so they also are an excellent specialty gutter option for homeowners with steep roofs that generate more runoff.
Protected gutters are another specialty gutter option. They feature gutter guards to keep leaves and debris out. This saves homeowners from the problems caused by gutter clogs and from the unpleasant task of cleaning gutters. At The Gutterman, we offer SafeGuard Gutter Guards. It’s made with specialized micromesh to keep even the finest debris out while allowing water to flow easily through it.
If your home is in need of new gutters, call The Gutterman of TN to schedule your consultation today! We will show you all of the gutter options we have, including traditional gutters and specialty gutters.
Does your home need new gutters, but you want something that’s more than just run-of-the-mill? With specialty gutters from The Gutterman of TN, you will find gutters that fit the aesthetics, or the practical needs, of your home. When it comes to specialty gutters, here’s what The Gutterman has to offer:
While the gutters routinely installed on homes feature a K-shape, half-round gutters are essentially a half tube made to shuttle the water that flows from your home’s rooftop. For centuries, half-round gutters could be found on many homes, and for that reason, half-round gutters are often installed on historical homes or homes with a historical feel. Before choosing half-round gutters, you will want to consult with a gutter expert. Half-round gutters don’t accommodate nearly as much water as their K-shaped counterpart, so they might not work if you live in an area that sees heavy rains or if your roofline is heavily sloped.
7-inch box gutters
Another novel shape for gutters are box gutters. These square gutters, the top edge of which sits flush with your roofline, are most commonly installed on commercial buildings, but they make a great addition to residential homes, as well! Because of their sleek, low-profile appearance, box gutters are the perfect complement to modern or contemporary homes. The straight lines of box gutters mean that box gutters blend into the profile of your roofline so the line of your gutter won’t detract from the look of your home.
Copper gutters make a beautiful, stand-out addition to any home. When initially installed, copper gutters feature the traditional beauty of shiny copper, and they age to develop a beautiful patina. Copper gutters are a lovely accent on a historical or high-end home. And due to the nature of copper, copper gutters will last for decades without the need for excessive maintenance.
Galvalume gutters offer the perfect alternative to homeowners searching for gutters that have a unique look and long-lasting durability. Galvalume gutters are steel gutters coated in a combination of zinc and aluminum. They won’t rust or corrode over time, and they have an attractive matte gray appearance. Galvalume gutters are a great specialty gutter option for homeowners who want something different but don’t want to overspend on their gutters.
7-inch seamless gutters
Sometimes standard 6-inch gutters aren’t enough for the volume of water that flows off a rooftop. When your roof needs more protection from water, you can trust 7-inch seamless gutters from The Gutterman. These gutters can handle the water flowing off of homes with larger rooftops or roofs with extra pitches or steeper slopes. And because these gutters are seamless, you won’t have to worry about your gutters developing leaks over time.
If you’re ready to overhaul the look of your home with new, specialty gutters, call The Gutterman of TN! We can talk to you about the different types of specialty gutters and help you choose the type of gutters that are right for your home.