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How to Choose the Right Commercial Gutters

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Commercial Gutters

If you are looking to replace your old gutter system for your commercial facility, it can be difficult to determine which option is best for your needs. The right gutter system is crucial for preventing water damage to your roof and directing water away from the foundation of your building. As leading providers of commercial gutter systems, the team at Tristar Gutters understands how difficult it can be to choose the right gutter system. That is why we have provided some information outlining how to choose the right commercial gutters for your needs.

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Key Considerations When Choosing Commercial Gutters

When choosing gutters for your commercial facility, there are several considerations to keep in mind. These include:

The Material

Gutter systems can be constructed from aluminum, copper, steel, and vinyl. The material the gutter system is constructed from will significantly impact durability and the total price. For example, galvanized steel is the most durable option available, but it is also the most expensive. On the other end of the scale, vinyl is the least durable and cheapest option. Weighing the cost and durability is crucial for determining which option suits your needs and budget.

The Type

In addition to the materials the gutter system is constructed from, it is important to consider the type/style. Gutter systems are commonly available in three styles: k-style, half-rounds, and box-style. K-style consists of a flat black and bottom with a decorative front that mimics crown molding. This style holds a lot more water than half-rounds and tends to be much cheaper. Half-rounds feature a semi-circle shape with rounded edges and a vintage-inspired aesthetic. They are often more expensive than k-style systems and can be more difficult to find. Box-style gutters feature a shape that is boxed/straight on all sides, allowing them to hold a large volume of water. They tend to fall in between k-style and half-rounds in terms of pricing and availability.

Typical Weather Conditions

Your typical weather conditions will greatly impact your choice of materials and gutter type. For example, if your facility is constantly faced with heavy rain, you will likely need to choose a steel or aluminum box system. If your facility is located in an area with minimal rain, you may be able to use a vinyl k-style system or another cost-effective option.

To learn more about our selection of gutters for commercial buildings, get in touch with the team at Tristar Gutters. We can be reached at 604-533-0500 and will work with you to determine the ideal solution for your needs.