Gutters play a crucial role in protecting your home from water damage. Common gutter styles include K-style, crown mold and half-round. But do they have to be so plain vanilla? Custom gutter profiles give your home’s exterior a distinctive appearance, adding curb appeal, resale value and visual interest.
The shape of the gutter (gutter profile) defines the gutter system, including how it looks and how it functions. For example, K-style gutters have indentations inside the gutter channel that might trap debris leading to buildup, while half-round gutters are smooth. A custom gutter profile can be a modified version of standard profiles. It can also be designed to match certain architectural specifications. The custom profile is fabricated to the design criteria and then the gutter system is installed.
If the roofing configuration is complicated, multi-level or unique, installing a gutter system with a custom gutter profile could be the solution you’re looking for. Custom profile gutters offer a viable alternative to a standard profile gutter system, while providing an efficient way of channeling rainwater from the roof to the downspouts. Frequently gutter installation companies offer signature gutter profiles to give consumers more options. If you decide to go the signature or custom gutter profile route, keep in mind that should system break down several years from now, it might be difficult to repair or to find parts.
While a custom gutter system might have its downsides, custom gutter profiles have some very positive advantages as well. You can combine the function of standard gutters with esthetics. They allow for greater selection and freedom of choice. Custom profile gutter systems are a cost effective way of giving your home a one-of-a-kind appearance.