Small changes, like new gutters, can provide a big boost to your San Antonio home. Knowing you want new gutters and deciding exactly which ones are two different issues, though; how do you know what makes a good quality gutter? How do you decide what features your home’s new gutters should have? The best gutters for your home will be of sturdy materials, flawlessly installed and perfectly matched to your house.
Gutters are meant to last. They protect your home’s foundation and keep your landscaping from getting saturated with every rain. They should last for decades, with proper installation. Choosing high-quality, sturdy materials means never regretting your investment.
Avoid thin gutters often sold in big-box home improvement stores. Team with a local contractor to get professional-grade, thick and sturdy materials from gutters to downspouts to brackets.
Even the best gutter system will fail if your home is serviced by a weak contractor. Engage a trusted professional whose full-time job is gutter installation and service. Expect and get flawless installation by going with a reliable, local company.
Good installation begins with a thorough assessment of your San Antonio home’s condition. From fascia strips to foundation, your house must anchor all connections for your gutters. Your contractor should take no shortcuts or try to skimp on support brackets.
Perfectly Matched to Your House
Both color and shape can be customized for your new gutters. Your home’s architectural style dictates a gutter’s profile:
- Straight-faced — Modern homes with sleek, strong horizontal lines benefit from the understated elegance of straight-faced gutters
- Ogee — The classic, traditional shape, also known as a K-profile, that enhances multi-story homes and cottages from the 1940s to today’s designs
- Half round — Ideal for historic homes from Greek Revival to Spanish Mission to Victorian, the half-round is a simple and strong look
- Rain chain — Break tradition and consider replacing downspouts with soothing, melodic rain chains
Color plays a vital part in enhancing curb appeal and tying your new gutters into your home’s overall look. Many customers like to choose a gutter color to act as a highlight, helping to tie the roofline in with walls and foundations. Fortunately, the best gutter systems offer plenty of color options, including metallic colors, pastels and earth tones.
If you have trouble choosing new gutters, contact the trained professionals of Quality Gutter Systems today and we can guide you through every option.Read: 3 Things to Look for in a Great New Gutter