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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"Our town home association had gutters installed over the front doors on 12 of our units and we are very pleased with their professional service from the first call we placed to them, the detail contract information and the quality of their installation. We would definitely recommend this company."

Kay S.
Eden Prairie, MN
May 26, 2020

Second house to have LeafGuard® gutters installed on. Great product, great company.  Have LeafGuard® gutters installed and forget about them, doesn't get any easier."

Doug A.
Red Wing, MN
May 25, 2020

"The two men doing our gutters were awesome."

Keith B.
Apple Valley, MN
May 25, 2020

"It was great. Both guys did a fantastic job and treated my house as their own. Thank you."

Greg L.
Chisago City, MN
May 19, 2020

"We have been more than satisfied with the gutters; how they look and how they work. No sign of leaks anywhere after the rain earlier this week. We really like the way our house looks. Our neighbors must too because they have already contacted Lindus after seeing the work done. "

Jan P.
St. Paul, MN
May 2, 2020

"Excellent result. Very professional."

William A.
Burnsville, MN
April 24, 2020
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