Nov 21, 2018

Are 5 Inch or 6 Inch Gutters Better?

If you’re in the market for gutters, there are two statements that likely apply to you.  First, it’s not a purchase you’ve made recently.  Second, you’re probably overwhelmed with all of the gutter sizes and  options available to you.  One of the biggest questions you’ll probably run into is size.  If you’re asking yourself if gutter size matters, it truly does.  Two of the most common sizes are five or six inch gutters.

5 Inch Gutters

Five inch gutters can hold significantly less water than six inch gutters.  This can quickly result in overflowing gutters, especially if they’re clogged. This can turn into water coming back towards your home instead of being directed away from it. Potential consequences include foundation problems, an overwatered lawn, and mud splashing against your siding. All of these elements detract from your home’s curb appeal.

6 Inch Gutters

Compared to other gutter sizes, having a six inch gutter allows more water to be collected inside the trough. Once inside the trough, it can properly distribute water into an oversized downspout and away from your home’s foundation. Six inch gutters offer the ultimate peace of mind because they assist in the dispersing water away from your home to protect its foundation, siding, and fascia boards.  All of these items contribute to overall health of your home.

Protect Your Home With LeafGuard® Brand Gutters

LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are a six inch gutter that provide exemplary control of water flow.  They are installed with a 3×4 downspouts versus a 3×2 “typical” downspout. Having an oversized downspout provides the benefit of directing a higher amount of water away from your home. In fact, LeafGuard® gutters direct twice the amount of water away from a home than ordinary downspouts that may be too short or too small. They have earned the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal of approval, are accompanied by a no-clog guarantee, and have a seamless durable design.  LeafGuard® is the first step in improving house gutter appearance while simultaneously cutting out the extra attention of cleaning.

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"Installed gutters. Quick, professional, complete. Recommended."

Chris J.
Stillwater, MN
August 13, 2022

"Having our gutters replaced was a breeze. Very professional workmanship and the young men were so respectful. Would recommend again in a heartbeat. Thank you."

Dennis Z.
Barronett, WI
August 11, 2022

"Thank you so much for sending Tyler & Simon to my house for the install of my gutters.  They are totally the best.  The took care of my home like it was theirs.  They answered all of my questions without a problem.  They are both so very kind and considerate and I can't forget Jeff the inspector.  He made sure all of the work was perfect, which it was.  I am thankful for all of you.  Everyone is so nice and kind.  I'm very blessed.

Linda S.
White Bear Lake, MN
July 14, 2022

"I appreciated: working with the Lindus rep, Logan, who moved the project along quickly for us; the delivery ahead of time so we could paint the downspouts to match the house color; and the installers who worked quickly and went the extra mile to paint screws to color match the downspouts. Very satisfied with all aspects of work."

Dan A.
Minnetonka, MN
May 29, 2022

"The workers were efficient and polite. Give them an atta-boy."

Jeffrey M.
South St Paul, MN
April 20, 2022

"LeafGuard® Gutter installation was completed with appropriate feedback and clean-up."

Jeanette M.
Chaska, MN
April 2, 2022
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