Key Elements of Gutter Design by Legacy Group Exteriors

Want to install gutters on your home but at a loss for where to start? At Legacy Group Exteriors, we pride ourselves in being experts on complete exterior construction services and we know what’s needed to make sure you have an effective gutter system. If you’re going to have gutters professionally installed or renovated, here are the key elements you should be familiar with.

Gutter Material

One of the choices you’ll need to make is what type of gutters you’d like to have installed. Although the team at Legacy Group Exteriors can make recommendations, it really comes down to the quality you’re after. For example, stainless steel is more costly but durable. On the other hand, PVC and aluminum are more budget-friendly but they’re also not as strong. Depending on your budget, you’ll need to decide what’s most important to you.

Gutter Size

Most often, 5-inch gutters are ideal for residential jobs. However, if your roof is particularly steep, you may need 6-inch gutters to catch the faster flowing rain that moves down your roof. This option is not stylistic. Rather, it’s determined by the steepness of your roof. If you’re unsure what size gutters you need, Legacy Group Exteriors can help you determine what’s best for your home.

Placement of Downspouts

You’ll want to have an expert provide a recommendation for how many downspouts you need as well as where they are placed. This is very important because if you don’t have enough downspouts or they are placed in the wrong locations, your gutter system may overflow. Standing water in your gutters might also damage the system and leave you with costly repairs. Overflowing gutters that drip rain near your foundation can weaken it over the long term.


Choosing the color and design of your gutters will greatly affect the exterior appearance of your home, as well as its curb appeal. What you choose just depends on your stylistic preferences and the aesthetic of your home. However, many homeowners choose gutters that match their home’s trim. Or, they select a bold color to make their gutters stand out.

Need Professional Gutter Installation? Call Legacy Group Exteriors

If you need assistance installing new gutters, we can help. At Legacy Group Exteriors, our promise is always quality service and a job well done. Contact us today for a quote.