Roofing Xteriors offers rain gutter services for homes, commercial, and industrial properties. We work in a variety of materials that are cut on site to reduce seams, including: vinyl, copper, steel, and more. If you have any questions about rain gutters or our other services, don't hesitate to contact us right away.
What type of rain gutter project do I have?
- New construction
- Tear-off and replace to change style or color
- During roof replacement
- Addition to home or property
Are there current issues or concerns?
- Water damage
- Ice damage
- Paint peeling
- Wind damage
- Broken or unsealed seams
- Not draining properly
Rain Gutter Options
Rain gutters are narrow channels installed at the roofs bottom edge to collect rainwater from the roof and divert it from the foundation and structure to prevent flooding and landscape erosion. Rain gutters are a simple component of your overall home’s ability to divert and shed water but may cause major problems when clogged with debris or not draining properly. In addition to the types of rain gutters listed below, there are many types of maintenance free rain gutter systems available that will prevent debris build-up and allow for better drainage.
Vinyl and Plastic Rain Gutters
Vinyl and plastic rain gutters are very economical and easy to install. However, they lack the aesthetics as with other rain gutters, are susceptible to ultraviolet rays which may cause discoloration. Vinyl and plastic rain gutters may crack easily in colder climates. Vinyl and plastic rain gutters can be recycled when replaced.
Aluminum Rain Gutter
Aluminum rain gutters are produced on site to allow for continuous seamless runs. This allows for less maintenance, better drainage, and less chance of leaking seams. Aluminum rain gutters are one of the most popular installations today. Aluminum rain gutters are offered in many colors and varying thicknesses. Aluminum rain gutters can withstand colder climates. Aluminum can also be recycled when replaced.
Steel Rain Gutters
Steel rain gutters are produced in various types and thicknesses, including box style. Steel rain gutters are strong but heavy. Steel rain gutters require ongoing maintenance to prevent rust and erosion. Some steel rain gutters are produced seamless and some aren’t. Steel rain gutters can also be recycled. These are more common on some types of commercial building applications. As with other types of rain gutters, steel can be recycled as well.
Copper Rain Gutters
Copper rain gutters are produced on site to allow for continuous seamless runs. This allows for less maintenance, better drainage, and less chance of leaking seams. Copper rain gutters are about three times the cost of other rain gutter types. Copper rain gutters are durable and long lasting. They are available in varying thicknesses. Copper rain gutters are more common on classic restorations and high end custom homes. Copper will patina with age. Expect it to go from its copper look to varying brownish green tones. Copper can also be recycled when replaced.
Half Round Rain Gutters
Half round rain gutters were popular on the early 1900 homes. They can be produced in all types of metal and also available in plastic. They can be made seamless on site. Half round rain gutters are more commonly used on historic homes during a renovation, but have been known to be used on the traditional home as well.
Utah is known as one of the dryer Western States. We face drought concerns each year. There are growing demands to conserve and limit water supplies everywhere. This process allows you to collect and store rainwater from your gutter system. This water may be used for a variety of watering needs around the home. This would allow you to do your part in protecting valuable water resources that we rely on daily.