Your home’s exterior is as unique as the inside. Your landscaping took time and research to determine which plants would look great together and thrive in your garden bed’s location. Your grass is well maintained, watering and applying weed control when needed. Your siding and walkways are pressure washed multiple times per year to keep it looking its best. And, hopefully, your gutters are also taken care of, removing clogs and cleaning them often.
Sometimes you clean your gutter system, and despite your efforts, it still clogs, overflows, and leaks. If your gutter system isn’t performing as best as it once did, it’s time to get it replaced. To start the process you’ll research the type of gutter system that’s best for your home and schedule a free estimate. From there you’ll select the color that best complements your home before installation.
Customizing your gutter system’s color can be challenging, but it’s paramount to keeping your home’s exterior cohesive and beautiful. Most gutter installation companies in Lynchburg only offer a handful of colors, making it hard to find the perfect match. K-Guard / One Stop Home Improvement Shop is different – we offer an array of colors that make finding the right one for your home a breeze. Keep reading to learn how to choose the right shade to complement your home’s exterior.
Which Gutter Color is Best for Your Home?
Not only do you want your gutters to complement your home’s exterior, but you also want it to be a shade that will be loved by many to make selling your home easier. You’ll also want to avoid clashing colors around the home’s exterior. For example, warm white shutters mixed with cool white gutters would look a little off. Follow these tips for selecting a complementary gutter color for your home:
Choose a Complementary Color
Remember in elementary school how we learned about the color wheel in art class? If you need a refresher, the color wheel is a tool that shows which colors complement each other. While your house probably doesn’t have bright purple shutters and you’re adding green gutters, it’s helpful to learn that varying white, cream, brown, and black shades don’t complement each other. For example, you wouldn’t want warm brown gutters if your home’s soffit and fascia are a cool-toned brown. As a general rule of thumb, match your gutters to your soffit and fascia, roof, or the home’s accents, like the shutters or siding, while matching the tone.
Choose a Low Maintenance Color
Gutter installation companies have different colored gutters, some offering vastly different shades and tones. While choosing gutter colors can be stressful, it doesn’t need to be. If you want a bright white color, consider the material and the type of gutter to determine the maintenance required to keep the white looking clean and bright. If the gutter system isn’t extremely durable, it may fade from sun exposure, chip, or rust. Depending on the gutter material and the company, it may be of lower quality and require frequent cleaning to remove buildup.
Snag Color Samples
Don’t just decide on a color on a whim – snag some color samples from the gutter installation company you’re working with to get a feel for what the gutters will look like. Hold the color samples against your home’s siding, soffit, fascia, and shutters to rule out clashing colors and to find a color that complements your home. Who knows – you may think out of the box and choose a color that offers a stark, beautiful contrast. Having the color samples in your hands makes it much easier to decide on a final shade versus looking at a pamphlet or online. If the gutter installation company doesn’t offer or show you sample colors, steer clear and reconsider hiring them.
Double Check with your HOA
Does your neighborhood have a HOA? Some do, some don’t. Some have strict ones, while some are very lenient. If you have a HOA, check with them to ensure the colors you’re considering are approved. If you’re considering making a bold statement by choosing a striking contrast gutter color, you’ll want approval before the installation. The last thing you want is to install the gutter system only to have the HOA disapprove and require you to replace it.
There are many different gutter color trends, but it’s ultimately up to the homeowner to decide the perfect color for their home. The home’s exterior and gutters should complement one another or provide a stark and stunning contrast. Following the tips above and working directly with your gutter installation company can help determine which color works best for your home.
The K-Guard / One Stop Home Improvement Shop Difference
The K-Guard System and our seamless gutters are hands down the best option for homeowners in Lynchburg and surrounding cities. Because Central Virginia has all four seasons, homeowners need a durable gutter system that can withstand all weather conditions, from torrential spring rains to severe summer thunderstorms and heavy winter snow and ice storms.
Our seamless gutters and guards and the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System offer superior protection against drainage issues and come in a variety of colors, from bright whites to warm neutrals. We offer color samples and will give our recommendations on the colors that would best complement your home.
K-Guard / One Stop Home Improvement Shop has been installing and repairing gutter systems for decades with tens of thousands of happy customers in Lynchburg and surrounding areas. We can help with all your home improvement needs, whether you need help with an insurance claim or a quote for installing a new roof or gutter system. We’re here to help every step of the way throughout the entire process. Contact us today for a free estimate!