There are a lot of options available when you need to choose the right rain gutters for you home. Different materials can offer different looks, but they also have different strengths and weaknesses. Believe it or not, rain gutters can also help your home be more green. Many of the materials that rain gutters are made from now are recyclable and there are many rainwater collection systems that can be set up to work with your gutters.
When choosing rain gutters for your home, the look is important. While we don’t typically look at houses for their beautiful rain gutters, it is really obvious when the gutters don’t match the home. Different building materials mean different restrictions on the styles you choose.
Aluminum is the most common gutter material used today. This is primarily because it is highly durable, rust proof, and it is relatively cheap.
Vinyl is one material that is cheaper than aluminum, but it is also far less durable. However, if vinyl provides the perfect look for your home and you don’t mind the regular maintenance it demands, then durability might not be an issue for you.
More classic looking homes and restoration projects will probably want to opt for the look of copper or half-round rain gutters. As copper patinas, it will blend in perfectly with older classical architecture. However, copper is very expensive and is typically at least three times the price of other materials. Half-round rain gutters may be a more reasonable alternative. They were very common in architecture during the early part of the 1900s and are typically associated with older classical styles of architecture.
Adding a rainwater collection to your gutter system can help save you money and make you home more friendly with the environment. While the water is certainly not drinkable, it can be used for many purposes like watering plants or washing walkways. This is a great addition to homes in Utah where water is a particularly precious resource that we need to preserve.
If you’re looking to replace the gutters on your home, don’t hesitate to contact us. RoofingXteriors is your Utah expert on all things rain gutter. Our experienced professionals will construct many of these materials onsite to ensure that you get high quality seamless gutters. We also perform service and maintenance, so we can give you an honest assessment and estimate regarding the status of your gutters. Whether you have questions about design, materials, or anything else: RoofingXteriors has the knowledge and experience to help you make the best decision about your rain gutters.