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As a local rain gutter guard expert, Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota has extensive knowledge about gutter repair and replacement. They’ll help you choose which type of gutter is most appropriate for your roof based on your budget and guide you through the replacement process. But if you happen to come across box gutters and are considering them as a replacement, there are a few things you need to check first before you proceed.

How Box Gutters Work

Box gutters were first used on homes and structures that were built in the late 1800s until the early 1900s. At the time, only box and copper gutters were readily available as they’re easily built for size and handle the water runoff. They’re often bigger and wider than K-style gutters as they’re being used in some types of commercial properties. You can also find them in smaller sizes for residential properties, but they’re not as common as you’d think.

Unlike other gutter systems that are made from metal or vinyl, box gutters are made from a wood frame and covered by a thin sheet of metal. The sheet can be made from copper, stainless steel, or galvanized steel. And unlike modern systems where they’re installed separately from the home, box gutters are built into the part of the roof overhang.

Should I Get Box Gutters For My Roof?

You might be considering box gutters if you’re planning to renovate your old or historic home. Box gutters tend to blend in with the home’s architecture, which is often more ideal in some homes and structures than copper gutters. But keep in mind that they’re more expensive to install compared to other materials, and this is mainly because of the labor that goes into crafting and installing them on your home.

Choose Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota whether you’re looking to install a new rain gutter guard or replace your old gutter system. Call us at (800) 824-3772 or fill out our online contact form. We serve our customers in Minnesota, including Duluth and the surrounding areas!

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