You know how we have always been told that each person is a completely unique and different person from the next? The same principle applies to houses. Each house has a different built, construction and needs that differs from the next. What works for one house may not necessarily work for yours. With winters soon rolling around the corner, you want to make sure that your drainage and your gutters are in good condition.

If you happen to be in the process of changing your rain gutter system, you might be overwhelmed by the many options and choices to choose ranging from ogee aluminium guttering to plastic gutters etc. So, we’re going to compile a quick list to help make the process easier for you.

• The first thing you need to consider is whether you want a seamless or sectional gutter. Seamless gutters are more expensive but there is no risk or leaking since there are no joints. Sectional gutters are more affordable but they are known to leak and cause problem in the dividing sections.
• Next, you will be presented with a variety of different materials ranging from aluminum, to vinyl to plastic, copper and galvanized steel. Out of the two, aluminum and copper are the most durable options and can stand up against the elements the best. Galvanized steel is the best option for areas with heavy storms since it doesn’t rust. Plastic and vinyl are very affordable and easy to install but not made for heavy storms.
• You want to choose a color that either matches your roof or the color of your exterior walls so that the gutter doesn’t stand out awkwardly. You want it to blend into the exterior.

For more information or to get a better idea, it is recommended to always consult with experts before you make your final decision.