So you’ve bought your new house, but those old gutters have GOT to go. What to do? More importantly, what kind should you buy? More commonly than not, many homeowners tend to go for standard white gutters that look normal on a home — and with good reason. But what if there were a better option? While traditional white gutters are great, there are a few different options you can select from to give your house a little separation from the other ones on the block.

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  • The first step is to decide between the type of gutter shape you want. Typically, there are two options. One being the K-model, which is seen on many homes, and the half round model, which is rounded on the bottom versus flat.
  • Next is the type of material to be used on the gutter. There are a ton of options here, and they all have their benefits. Metals like aluminum are great due to their lightweight construction, and ability to be painted in various colors. Copper is another great color that changes the appearance of your home with a bright color not seen on many homes. A great reason to consider copper is the notion that they never rust, which means a longer, healthier lifespan.
  • Downspouts should be noted too — they’re important to move the collected water down and away from your home safely, without worrying about water damage and flooding. There are a number of sizes you can choose from, and this is usually dependent on how big your gutters are.

While you’re shopping for that perfect gutter, consider adding a Gutter Helmet to your home. Not only will it protect your home from flooding, dirt and debris, but it can increase the life of your gutters, roofing, and more!