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Menards Home Improvement Topics: “Gutters can save on water damage”

Posted at 10:47 AM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2020-06-30 10:42:24-04


Houses with properly installed and maintained gutters will decrease the

likelihood of wood rot to your home’s soffits, fascia, caulking or paint. Plus,

moving water away from your home is healthy for your foundation.

Types of gutters

Aluminum gutters are low maintenance and come in a variety of colors

to accent your home

• Most common gutter product used today in the United States

• Never rust or need to be painted

• Many color options

Copper gutters add elegance and class to your home.

• Incredibly durable making it a sound choice for parts of construction

that are subject to excessive wear and tear or significant rainfall

• Although a bit more expensive than other options, they are longer

lasting and will not need to be repainted or resealed

Steel gutters are strong, durable, long-lasting and can withstand a

variety of weather conditions

• Durability make them more resistant to damage from hail, ice and


• Resist damage from other sources such as ladders or heavy branches

Vinyl gutters will not rust and are easy to cut to size for any home

• Weigh very little making them easy to install

• Do not rust nor require painting

• Lowest cost gutters

• Keep them cleaned out as leaves and debris can clog them