If you’re in the market for new gutters, you may have noticed the wide variety of different materials, shapes and sizes that are currently available. It can be overwhelming to know which type and size gutter you need based on your property. Thankfully our team at Minnesota Leafless Gutters helps our customers each and every day navigate these difficult decisions. In this blog we’ll outline some common questions related to new gutters so that hopefully you’ll be armed with more information when it’s time to think about purchasing new gutters for your home.
What is the Standard Size for Residential Gutters?
One of the first decisions you’ll need to make with your gutter contractor is choosing a gutter size. There are several different sized gutters based on the size of your home, but the most common size for residential gutters is typically 5”. While you may see some 6 inch gutters in certain larger residential applications, 5 inch gutter systems are much more common.
Downspout Size is Also Important
Aside from choosing a correctly sized gutter system, you also want to choose adequately sized downspouts as well. At Minnesota Leafless Gutters, our 5 inch gutter systems come with 2 x 3 inch downspouts, which we’ve found to be sufficient for most applications in our local area.
The Larger the Gutter the Bigger the Cleanup
One thing to keep in mind with larger gutters is that they typically become clogged with more debris simply because of the larger amount of surface area that’s available inside the gutter itself. This is why at Minnesota Leafless Gutters, we always recommend our seamless gutters in conjunction with gutter guards to ensure you won’t have to spend your weekends cleaning out overflowing gutters.
Why Choose Seamless Gutters?
Seamless gutters are a relatively new advancement in gutter technology. Rather than being installed in sections, seamless gutters are typically made onsite. This allows long runs of gutters to be installed to reduce the number of seams that exist in a gutter system. Seams and corners are typically where gutters leak so choosing a seamless gutter system helps to cut down on leaks and extend the longevity of your gutters.
Let Minnesota Leafless Gutters Help You Choose the Perfect Gutter for Your Home
When it comes to gutter installation, each property is completely different. While big box stores may want to tell you that a basic gutter will work for your home, this may not be the case. We have the experience to take a look at your home and provide you with a number of options based on your needs and budget so that we can arrive at a solution that will work for many years to come. Give us a call today at (612) 221-0362 to learn more.