New vinyl siding, seamless gutter pieces, and a downspout will transform your home's facade, plus protect your rooftop materials and the structure of your home. Learn about vinyl siding and gutter components that will blend well together or contrast with one another.
Vinyl is waterproof and will provide your home with a thermal envelope. Siding pieces may or may not contain an interior insulating sheet. Siding pieces are designed to run horizontally or vertically along a home's exterior. Some vinyl products are designed to overlap. This type of vinyl may feature rounded or lipped edges. Once a series of designer vinyl siding pieces have been installed, they may form a pattern.
Vinyl siding pieces that are narrow in width and slightly longer in length may resemble cedar shakes. Some products that have been manufactured to resemble wood may feature faux wood grain patterns. When vinyl siding is manufactured, it goes through molding, cutting, and dying processes.
Vinyl siding may undergo a colorizing process that will yield natural and bright tones. The same type of colorizing process will be used to customize seamless gutter sections and downspouts. Some contractors offer a full line of vinyl products. These products can be used interchangeably to upgrade a home's exterior.
Vinyl siding pieces can be color-matched with gutter pieces. Color matching will help camouflage a new gutter system. Some homeowners may prefer a color-matching process if they do not want a gutter system to detract from a series of new vinyl siding pieces. If a homeowner wants vinyl siding to contrast with new siding, a contractor may advise that the gutter sections and the downspout are the same color as the trim on a home.
They may also recommend that the gutter sections and downspouts that are used are a color that is distinctly different than the siding and trim. Some contractors offer a color-matching process. If a homeowner chooses to have siding installed and then decides to have a new gutter system installed at a later date, a contractor will assess the vinyl siding.
They may use a photograph or a vinyl sample to prepare a coloring agent that will be used to customize the gutter system. After gutter sections and a downspout have been customized, a contractor will compare them with the siding. If the pieces are an exact match, a contractor will secure the gutter system to the home.
Contact a local contractor to learn more about vinyl siding installation.