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Gutters: Hide Them or Integrate Them Into the Exterior?

Gutters protect your exterior from moisture damage, but they can be a bit of an eyesore. How can you make sure they don’t ruin your curb appeal? Should you hide them? Or would it be better if you can integrate them with the rest of your exterior? The window replacement experts at Asher Lasting Exteriors share some tips on how you can maintain your curb appeal below. 

Hiding Your Gutters 

The easiest way of hiding your gutters is to match them with other parts of your exterior, like your roof, trim and siding. If your gutters are colored properly, passers-by shouldn’t notice them. 

Camouflaging Your Downspouts 

Matching colors won’t be able to hide your downspouts entirely. One way to camouflage them is to make sure they’re attached to inconspicuous parts of your exterior. Install them in the parts that are obscured by shadows during mid-day, taking care not to place them anywhere near your windows. 

Integrating the Gutters 

If hiding your gutters is too difficult structurally, you can always integrate them into your exterior. We recommend choosing gutters made out of materials with classic appeal, like copper for example. Copper goes well with a wide variety of colors. Plus, it can give your exterior an old-world elegance usually only found in high-end homes. 

Hiring the Right Professional 

Keep in mind that depending on the type of gutter system you choose, you might have to modify other elements of your exterior, like your windows and doors, to make your exterior design more coherent. 

Regardless of the option you choose, make sure the contractor you’re working with has extensive experience in the industry. 

Looking for experienced contractors in your area? 

Asher Lasting Exteriors, a contractor with more than 45 years’ worth of experience, offers premium gutter systems and replacement windows. To request a free estimate, call us at (715) 204-4840 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Eau Claire and Menomonie, WI. 

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