COMMUNITY FORUM

LearnAsIGoHomeowner

01:34PM | 03/10/05
Member Since: 11/09/02
9 lifetime posts
Bvroofing
We're getting ready to put new aluminum gutters up on the house. Don't want them to be plain old white and I've read that you can paint them to match your color scheme. Looking for advice, suggestions, or a link to a good website for information on painting them (what kind of paint, primer, when to do it, etc.). Thanks.

5slb6

01:10AM | 03/11/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You can find aluminum gutters in many colors and one should be close to the color you have on your house or you could just paint your trim to match the gutters. Some of these gutters are coated with a paint that may not lend it's self to be painted until it weathers for a good while so painting them should be a last resort.

LearnAsIGoHomeowner

02:19AM | 03/11/05
Member Since: 11/09/02
9 lifetime posts
We're planning on putting them up ourselves. All we've seen at the big home improvement stores are white. Where can we buy colored ones to install ourselves?

5slb6

02:44AM | 03/19/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You need to go to a real building supply as gutters come in many colors.

dodgeroof

01:55AM | 03/31/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
95 lifetime posts
In order to obtain aluminum gutters with a pre-finished color which "matches", or comes close to your color, you may need to contact an actual Gutter Contractor. Most Gutter supply houses specialize in selling the various components as well as gutter coils which the contractors then use on their machines to make the gutter. Some Gutter Supply Houses MAY offer to run off, and sell you sections made to order.

But in my area, they've stopped doing that because it's just not worth the hassle. After all, their real business is in selling parts and coil stock to the contractors who've purchased the seamless gutter machines for $7,000-10,000 each.

You might find one of these Gutter Contractors willing to show up, and simply run off the sections you need right at your house.

I used to do that myself as I don't own a machine, but anymore the difference between what they charge to do-it-all, and just run off the sections, is not great enough to make it worth my time.

Lastly, as a previous poster mentioned, seamless is the way to go.

And, all pre-finished gutter I've ever worked with can be painted right over without the use of primer. Just make sure it's clean and dry.

One OTHER last thing, most of the gutter and downspouts I've ever seen, avaialable at the big box stores, are of a thinner gage, and only available in 10ft. lengths.

One who enjoys helping with roof problems, for the fun of it.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

With its gloomy exterior and secret passageways, Franklin Castle certainly lives up to its title: the Most Haunted House i... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2