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Why Custom Gutters are Better

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Gutters are one of the unsung heroes of the home. While they may not look like an important feature, they certainly are. A house without gutters would likely experience leaks and water damage in a short period of time. Gutters should be appreciated!

Custom gutters are especially valuable because they're so much better than standard gutters. For homeowners, the decision of whether to install a custom gutter system could make all the difference. Although they do cost more, they're worth the expense. Here's why.

Custom Is Better By Nature

Nearly any custom product is better than a stock product. Custom gutters are built precisely to your building's specifications, whether that's residential or commercial. This is especially important because the gutter system is a critical part of your roof and protects everything underneath your roof from potential water intrusion.

Custom gutters come in a variety of materials and colors and can even be made to match your house color. Since you get to pick the material, they're often more capable of taking on harsh weather and conditions you're likely to experience in your house.


Custom gutters are stronger than traditional gutters, making them ideal for systems prone to clogging. Because of their strength, they're easier to clean and less likely to be damaged while freeing the gutters from a clog.

Custom gutters are also leak-resistant. Gutter seams rely on sealant to prevent water from leaking out of the gutters. Custom gutters have fewer joints and rely less on sealants to keep the water in.

Variety of Materials

Every home has slightly different needs because of the environment where the house is located. Custom gutters are built with different materials and are shaped to fit the climate where you live.


Copper Style

Copper gutters are ideal for buildings made of stone, wood, or brick. Their unique color makes them perfect for luxury homes and historic homes. Copper is also extremely durable, lasting as long as 100 years or more.


Aluminum Gutters

Aluminum is a very strong material that does not crack under freezing temperatures. Aluminum is also rust-proof, so it's not likely to corrode even when exposed to constant precipitation like rain and snow. These gutters are the go-to choice for homeowners in parts of the country where temperature and environmental extremes can be hard on gutters.


Steel Gutters

Steel gutters are coated in either aluminum or zinc to prevent the gutters from rusting. Steel gutters are highly durable and the strongest of all gutter materials available. They also last the longest of all gutter types.


Variety of Shapes

Gutters come in several shapes, including K-style and half-round gutters.

  • K-style gutters are the most commonly found in homes. They are a tried-and-true gutter type favored by homeowners because they're practical and attractive.
  • Half-round gutters add an elegant touch to historic homes. They don't carry as much water as K-style gutters, but because of their shape, water disperses quicker. Your contractor will help you choose a gutter size that is appropriate for the size of your roof.

Trust the Pickard Process

Pickard Roofing Company installs custom gutters to help homeowners manage their water drainage and maintain the integrity of their homes. The Pickard process starts with the design and crafting of products like custom gutters. Once your custom gutters are in place, we can maintain your gutters through cleaning and regular maintenance.

We can walk you through the custom gutter options available to you and will be happy to help you choose the best solution for your home. To find out more about how our custom gutters can help transform your home, call today to schedule a consultation.

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At Pickard Roofing, we think Design. Craft. Renew. We are experienced in all types of roofing systems- and provide the right roofing design and selective craftsmanship for renewing our customer’s assets. We invite sustainable building customers to give us a call for your free evaluation. For over 90 years Pickard Roofing Company has installed countless metal, tile, slate, TPO, EPDM, and all types of shingle roofing in the Triangle. Our services include residential, commercial, custom architectural metal fabrication, and historical renovation.