Should Gutters and Downspouts Be Hidden or Exposed?

White is the most commonly used color for gutters and downspouts. Interestingly, this isn’t the top choice because it’s popular or it’s the most preferred. Homeowners simply have to deal with limited factory-finish choices.

That said, white gutters may not suit all kinds of exterior designs — which can be a problem if you’re planning a makeover for your home’s exterior. One of the questions you’ll likely face is whether to hide your gutters and downspouts or leave them exposed.

Patriot Gutters LLC, a trusted expert in gutter repairs, discusses some options for you.

To Show or to Hide?

When deciding the color of your gutters and downspouts, you’ll often hear the recommendation of matching it to the color of your trim or your siding. This is usually perfect for those who want to play it safe. But keep in mind that this shouldn’t limit you when designing your home’s exterior.

For instance, you can choose a color that would let your gutters, gutter guards and downspouts pop. Feel free to use copper tones, aged bronze or other fun colors you can think of. The costs, however, may vary, so be prepared for that as well.

Tips for Exposed Gutters and Downspouts

Customizing the color of your gutters can be a challenge, so here are some tips to guide you in selecting the right color:

  1. Match your gutters and downspouts to your siding if you want them to fade into the background.

  2. Match your gutters and downspouts to your trim. This allows them to blend in and seem like an organic part of your exterior design.

  3. Match your gutters and downspouts to your roof. This effectively hides your gutters from view. However, using the same color for your downspouts may look a bit off.

  4. Copper and aged bronze gutters make for an interesting curb appeal. Certain architectural styles can benefit from this look.

Patriot Gutters LLC is a family-owned gutter installation company. Our team always strives to deliver exceptional workmanship so that our clients are 100% satisfied. Call us at (405) 701-0909 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve customers in Oklahoma City, OK, and nearby areas.

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