Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 by Amber Chesney
There are many elements of your home that you can use to inspire your gutter color choice. If you’re planning a total exterior remodel, you should talk to your gutter installer and find out what colors are available before planning the rest of the elements. Available gutter colors may influence the trim, siding or new roofing you choose. As you’re talking to your gutter installer about gutter color options, also ask about the colors available in rain gutter protection to ensure everything coordinates.
There are three common elements homeowners use to coordinate their gutters. First is the trim. If you’re repainting your trim or completely replacing it, you can choose your gutter color and then select your trim or paint color so they match. Because gutters hang over siding, this is another element to consider when choosing a gutter color. However, if you have a brick or stone home and you’re not able to coordinate with that, you may want to pick the color of your roofing material so the gutter coordinates with your roof.
Gutters come in several styles depending on their material. Different styles influence the look of your home. The most common gutter shape, which has been popular since the 1900s, is the half-round gutter. Another popular gutter style is the K-style. It is identified by its flat back and bottom with a decorative front. The front may look to some like crown molding.
The style will influence the capacity of the gutter. A 5-inch, K-style gutter holds nearly twice as much water as a half-round, 5-inch gutter. Depending on your roof pitch and size, your gutter needs may vary. Some covered gutter systems only come in one style of gutter so if you’re considering one of those, you won’t have as many options.
Choosing new gutters or covered gutter systems doesn’t have to be confusing. Just make sure the color looks great with your home and conforms to any neighborhood HOA regulations. If you want rain gutter protection for your new gutters, we can help. Home Solutions Midwest has been providing great customer service for over 39 years. Call (507) 373-3435 for more information.