Are Custom Gutters Right for Your Home?

While gutters play a vital role in protecting your home from water damage, they are probably the least glamorous part of the roofing system. Popular gutter styles of standard gutter systems include K-style, crown mold and half-round. Combined with the ideal mix of colour, gutter material, and gutter profile, gutters can make your home stand out and be noticed. But are custom gutters right for your home?

Budget-Friendly Home Improvement

If you have some home renovations that have been on hold for a while now due to how much they’ll cost, replacing the current gutter system with custom gutters is an affordable home improvement. Choosing a type of gutter system that will last for as long as you will own your home is a financially smart decision.

Better Protection

Custom guttering often provides a homeowner with better protection from water damage. Because customized gutters are designed to perfectly conform to the roof’s configuration, the gutter system is less likely to overflow, allowing water to compromise structural integrity and promote the growth of mold or mildew.

Curb Appeal

Especially if you plan on selling your home in the next five to ten years, improving your curb appeal generally improves the resale value of your home. Customized gutters and downspouts are seamlessly matched with all of the other elements of your home’s exterior to create balance and harmony.

Roof Configuration

If your roof configuration is multilevel, asymmetrical, or complex customized gutters could provide a workable solution. Building and installing a custom gutter system may well address any awkward installation problems that might arise when installing standard gutters.


Most homeowners choose to have the gutters blend in rather than stand out. But custom guttering allows your home to show a little personality and be distinctive. It lets you have true control of the overall appearance of the gutters and downspouts. The shape of the gutter, or the gutter profile, defines the gutter system, and because the gutters are custom designed and made, it will be unique to your home.

Functional and/or Decorative Elements

Choosing functional or decorative elements when building your custom gutter system will add to the distinctiveness of your home’s appearance. Custom fabricated functional and decorative elements such as leader heads are yet another way of adding unique detail to your home’s exterior.