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April 09 2015

Gutters and Siding Comments

Cool site. Will be setting up my comments shortly here. Created my profile already :)

Siding for Canadian Weather

Found this article that speaks on some of the different siding options that stand up against Canadian weather. I would add stucco and brick to that list as well.

April 05 2015

Types of Gutters for Your House

Few people know that gutter systems are much diversified. According to your tastes and desires, you can choose from various gutter systems and materials in order to get the house of your dreams. This article is meant to help you choose between the options at your disposal the one that suits you the best.

The Shape Of Your Gutters

There are two types of shapes you can choose from. Both types come in 5 and 6 inch width. The K-style gutters come with flat bottoms and backs and a decorative model on the front side of the gutter. This style is modern, and it is used in most modern homes. But if you’d rather have that timeless vintage feeling, then you can opt for half-round gutters. Those are simply half-round tubes used on historic houses. The benefit of K-style eavestrough is that they have a double capacity than half-rounds. The downside is that they cost by 50% more than half-round gutters.

What Your Gutters Are Made Of

When it comes to gutter materials, you have many options at your disposal. The most widely used material for eavestrough is aluminum. It is light and easy to install; it doesn’t rust, and it is very cost-efficient. 
But if you want to make a statement and have a generous budget at your disposal, you can choose copper gutters. Copper gutters don’t need painting and have an exceptionally beautiful look. The same as aluminum, copper doesn’t rust, but it is harder to install. It is also very pricey, ten times more than aluminum.
Many houses have seamless aluminum gutters nowadays. It costs a little bit more than traditional aluminum eavestrough, but it reduces the chances of leaks by eliminating many seams.

Steel is also an option for your gutters, especially if you live in a region with heavy snow. This material is very durable and resistant, but it may start to rust after 10 years, and it can be quite pricey. Other materials for eavestrough include vinyl and zinc. While vinyl is light and inexpensive, it presents some challenges. It can crack in cold climates, will not support leaders placed against it, and its color can fade because of sun discoloration. Zinc is durable and very long lasting, and it doesn’t need painting. The downside is that this material is very expensive and hard to install.
As you can see, you have a number of options at your disposal for choosing the best gutter system. If you live in Vernon or Kelowna, it is a good idea to work with Gut-R-Dun, a company specialized in exterior services. They use only high-quality materials and are experts at gutter services, along with other types of exterior services. No matter how you want your gutter to be, you need quality and professionalism in order to have the best system for your house.
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