What Type of Gutter System is Right for You?

Spring is here in Chicago, and it is the perfect time to think about improving your home. When considering what projects to tackle this spring, take a look at the condition of your gutters, and keep in mind that this is not an area to neglect. Our team at Thunderbolt Construction, Inc. is here to help you decide what kind of gutter system is right for your home, and we offer professional installation to ease your mind.

Gutter Installation

Aluminum and Vinyl

Aluminum and vinyl gutters are the most common and most cost-effective choices when considering which materials to use. Vinyl is the easiest to install, and the color choices complement most houses nicely. They are also easy to clean and don’t need to be painted, though they can be. However, over time, vinyl gutters can become brittle, especially in cold climates, so keep that in mind for those Chicago winters. Aluminum is also very common because it is a widely available material that is lightweight, rustproof, and relatively inexpensive.


Copper is a wonderful material to consider to give your home an added elegance. It is naturally rust resistant and can last a century or more under normal conditions. Though it is a pricier option, it makes a beautiful statement on your home’s exterior and requires little to no maintenance as it experiences minimal expansion and contraction.

After choosing which material is right for your home, it’s time to think about what other systems can further add value to your home and help protect your investment. Thunderbolt Construction, Inc. also offers leaf guard systems and fascia and soffit installation.

Leaf Guard Systems

Our team is certified with Leaf Relief, which is a leaf control system. Leaf Relief is a built-in system that protects your gutters by keeping natural debris from blocking your gutters. It is also the most invisible system on the market, so you don’t have to worry about taking away from the look you desire.

Fascia and Soffit Installation

Soffits are located on the span beneath the rafter tails and the fascia in the exposed horizontal band you see at the end of the rafters. Making sure your soffit and fascia are installed correctly and properly waterproofed is the best way to prevent problems down the road.

If you’re looking to upgrade your gutters on your Chicago, IL, home, consider our team at Thunderbolt Construction Inc. We specialize in gutter installation, window replacement, skylight installation, and much more. Our general contractors come with a wide range of experience and offer superior customer service. To get a free home improvement quote, contact Thunderbolt Contruction, Inc. at (630) 584-7600.

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