Gutters and downspouts may not be the most glamorous components of your exterior, but they still contribute to curb appeal. Choosing a color for your gutters that complements the rest of your home leads to more beautiful exterior, so make sure you think this through carefully.
Use these tips from Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY to select the best color for your replacement gutters:
Know Local Restrictions
Start by finding out whether your county, city or neighborhood has any color requirements or restrictions to avoid making a mistake. You don’t want to invest in a certain color only to find out that your homeowner’s association doesn’t allow it.
Match the Roof or Walls
When deciding on a color for your heated gutters, consider the shade of your roof or siding. One option that works well for many homes is to choose the same shade for your gutters as that of your roof or exterior walls; this helps your gutters blend in seamlessly with the rest of your exterior.
Complement the Trim
If you don’t feel like using your roof or siding color for your gutter system, copy the look of your exterior trim instead. This elegant solution produces visual interest, boosting your curb appeal.
Check Your Budget
To keep your gutter replacement and Gutter Helmet® installation project on budget, you might want to use a standard color. Less common hues tend to cost slightly more.
Work With a Reliable Contractor
Avoid working with a contractor that sources parts from different manufacturers. Gutters, downspouts, elbows and gutter defense systems like Gutter Helmet made by different manufacturers could fade unevenly, creating a “multi-tone” effect.
At Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY, we’ll help you put the right elements together to create a harmonious aesthetic. Call us at (866) 252-9400 today to schedule your consultation and get a FREE estimate.