Yamhill & Washington County, OR
Which gutter system is best for my home?
Gutters are more than just a mechanism for rain drainage! Gutters can have a direct impact on your home value, flood risk, and landscaping. Choosing the correct gutter system in this Oregon rain is so important.
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Aluminum, Steel, and Copper gutters are the most common metal gutter types that most contractors will recommend. Like vinyl gutters, aluminum gutters are relatively inexpensive, lightweight and resistant to rust. Long-lasting steel gutters are more suitable for areas that frequently experience extreme weather events. If you want a gutter system that can handle any climate, copper gutters are the best choice.
Vinyl gutters are lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to install. Gutters made of vinyl are also very low maintenance, and you don’t need to paint it or apply anti-rust coatings to prevent rust–the material is naturally rust-resistant. The problem with vinyl, is that in the Pacific Northwest with so much rainfall each year, vinyl gutters are unlikely to be a long term solution.
Half Round vs. K-style
K-style gutters are the most ideal option for modern homes. Given their flat shape on the side, K-style gutters can be easily installed without the need for too many brackets and accessories. Half-round gutters are best for homes that are made with rounded rooflines such as historic houses. Half-round gutters can be the perfect option for homeowners who wish to revive the old and traditional look of their homes while also adding a bit of modern features to safeguard its structure.
Guards and filters
Cleaning your home’s gutters is a messy chore, but it’s vital to keep your home’s storm water drainage system free of clogs. Gutter guards prevent your gutters from clogging up with twigs, leaves, and other debris, making them especially useful during heavy storm seasons and during the fall when leaves are falling off of trees.
Rain chains are becoming more common and the benefits they offer homeowners are hard to beat. They are not only unique and beautiful; they are highly functional and eco-friendly. Rain chains work by guiding rain water using a unique water feature that is fun to watch, soothing to listen to, and a whimsical alternative to traditional gutter downspouts.