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We are your roofing experts in Kingsville, MD. There are many different options that you have when selecting a contractor to work on your roof. Here at Horizons Unlimited Home Improvements we understand the importance of your gutter system to your home, and want to make sure that you get quality service.

Today, we are going to go over the different types of gutters that you have the option of choosing from. First, let’s go over the different material that you can choose from:

Aluminum – this is the most cost-efficient option and is the most popular material chosen.

Copper – this is pricier than aluminum. Most of the times people choose this option for the looks.

Galvanized Steel – this is a very strong material

Vinyl – these are less money than aluminum, but the heat from the sun can break down the vinyl fairly quickly.

After you have chosen what type of material to use for your gutter, there are some more questions you should ask yourself. Here’s a quick list of questions you should consider:

  1. What color do you want to use for your gutter? (If you decide to choose a material that allows you to choose the color).
  2. If you are part of a home owner’s association, you may have restrictions on the types of materials used or the colors chosen. Make sure you check first.
  3. Do you want a screen or a guard to cover your gutter? A screen will allow water to come through, but keep out sticks and debris. A cover will not allow anything to pass through (unless it is a severe storm, and some rain may pass through).

So those are just a few tips and ideas to remember when you are looking to replace (or have a new installation) of a gutter system on your home. The main purpose of a gutter system on your house is to make sure that the rainwater flows off your home in a way to protect the foundation of the building. At Horizons Unlimited Home Improvements, we offer free estimates, and our team of experts can help you with any of your roofing needs.