We offer gutters in many colors and textures. Use this color chart to select the best fit for your home or business.
Type/Style of Gutter
Lincoln Gutters offers 5” and 6” K-Line style gutters, a proven residential or commercial gutter system. The design is attractive and the wide 5” to 6” opening simplifies maintenance. Should a section get damaged, replacement is easy, as 99% of gutter contractors carry 5” K-Line style gutters. You won’t find yourself hostage to an obscure gutter design.
We have access to most downspout styles and sizes, so you can achieve the look you desire.
Downspouts primarily come in two shapes and sizes, rectangular or round. Rectangular is the most common. It allows for a larger hole in the bottom of the gutter (called an outlet), maximizing drainage speed. We recommend 2” x 3” rectangular downspouts for residential applications, and 3” x 4” downspouts for both residential and commercial applications.
We primarily use industry-standard aluminum, but there are other options.
Aluminum – Aluminum is the industry-standard, because it is relatively low in cost and has a long life span, typically 20 to 30 years if properly maintained.
Copper – Lincoln Gutters has worked on 100 year-old copper gutters at the Veteran’s Hospital, on American Lake in Tacoma, WA, and they are still in good shape! However, the drawback is cost. A copper system costs about 10 times that of an aluminum system. But, if you want the best, choose copper.
Steel – We do not use steel, as it has one fatal flaw; it rusts! Aluminum and copper will never rust, because of their chemical make-up. To be fair, if a steel system is regularly cleaned, not allowing wet debris to stay in it for long periods of time, it can last as long as an aluminum system. Our experience is that a disciplined approach to gutter maintenance is rare, so rusted, failing steel gutters are common.
Plastic – Plastic is not considered a good material to use for a long-term gutter system. Even if installed exactly to the manufacturer’s specifications, a plastic system will sag in the sun on a hot day, leak at the seams, and fail to do its job in less than a year!
There are two primary ways gutters are attached to your home:
Our preferred method of attachment, this metal hanger attaches to the front and back of the gutter, which is then screwed into the fascia board. We like this system because it uses screws, not spikes, to hold the gutter onto the house. Over time, screws hold better than spikes. Unlike the spike and ferrule attachment method, nail heads are not visible on the front of the gutter. This gives a smooth, finished look. We will use hidden hangers on your job, if we can.
Spike and Ferrule
A spike is a fancy name for a “big nail”. A ferrule is a metal tube that acts as a spacer between the front and back of the gutter. This is a good system, but only in certain situations. The type of spike we use is called a “ring-shank” spike, and it is vastly superior to the spikes used in years past. These spikes have a barbed-type end. When they go in, they stay in, similar to a fishhook in wood.
We hand cut all our corners for a single seam and a superior finished look.
When a gutter needs to change directions, a corner is needed.
Not all companies hand-cut gutter corners. Some use pre-fabricated “box-mitres” or “strip-mitres”. These corners do not look as nice, and because there are three seams per comer, there is three times the likelihood that future leaks will develop.