A good gutter system is a vital component to your roofing system. There are a few different types of gutters that you can choose for your house. The cut, material and color are all important to consider when choosing the right kind of gutter for your home. Below, we’ve listed a few options to help you with choosing the right kind of gutter system for your home.
A box gutter is given its name as it is usually “boxed” into the middle or edge of the roof. The gutter collects the water and disposes of it through the drainpipe. Box gutters are generally concealed as they are hidden by outside walls that are higher than the edge of the roof tiles or sheeting – that is, you can’t see them when you look at the home, so they are great if you don’t like the look of gutters for whatever reason. Box gutters need to be made from high quality materials – better than the roof itself where possible – so stainless steel or Colorbond are ideal. Different colour choices are available but because it is a concealed gutter for the most part, the choice of colour may not be important to you.
Fascia gutters provide an attractive and low-maintenance alternative to traditional round gutter designs. Like all gutter systems, fascia gutters capture rainwater as it runs off a roof, then transport the water to nearby downspouts. By controlling stormwater runoff in this manner, homeowners can protect their foundations and exterior walls from rot or damage. Fascia gutters can be made from Zincalume or Colorbond and they can be used in both residential and commercial situations. They are more commonly used in residential situations however and are compatible with steel and tiled roofs.
Square gutters, have a square profile available in an ‘high square’ or ‘softer square’ finish. They have a high capacity and can cope with high amounts of water easily. Square gutters are made from Colorbond, Zincalume or galvanised steel and they are available in a wide range of colours to match your roofing. They have a modern look that suits all homes.
Round gutters are also known as half round gutters as they look like a semi-circle. Because they have such a wide diameter, they can cope with huge amounts of water so they are great for areas that get a lot of rain. This type of system is ideal for climates that are frequented by rainfall. The clean, smooth look of round gutters makes them appealing on any home.
Quad gutters, also knows also known as “D” gutters, are one of the most popular types of gutters. Quad gutters are great as they are suitable for new homes but also serve as replacements for existing guttering system that need repairing. Quad Gutters come in different sizes and profiles – depending on how much rainfall your house gets. They can be made with or without slots – the slotted versions are best for areas with heavy rainfall as they allow the water to overflow.
The types of materials, the correct color, which shape is best are all answers that we can assist you when deciding the right gutter system for your home. Call Better Way Home Improvement today for your next home gutter system installation project. Call 508-987-6900 TODAY and a representative will be happy to assist you.
Annika Larson says
Recently, my husband and I moved into a new home. We are looking to have some new gutters installed, and want to make sure we choose the right type. As you mentioned, box gutters are great if we want to conceal the gutters since they are hidden by outside walls.