People often look to gutters and downspouts specialists to install gutters and downspouts that will preserve the look of the home and still provide the function of protecting the home from water and melting snow damage. Gutters are an important feature of the home, which require a balance of practicality and aesthetics. Gutters and downspouts are available in a variety of materials and styles to help the installers achieve the desired appearance.

Our company specializes in installing all kinds of gutters and downspouts, including aluminum(seamless), copper, galvanized.

Seamless gutters won’t leak at seams because there are none; sections join only at inside and outside corners and at downspout outlets. That’s why they’re the most popular configuration. We run seamless gutters to custom lengths on site using a portable machine.

Aluminum seamless gutters don’t rust, are available in popular colors and can be shaped quite easily. They minimize the amount of maintenance.

Copper gutters are more expensive, but they have a striking appearance, never rust or rot away and never need painting. They add a distinctive style and flare to home. Copper gutter style is immediately noticeable and recognizable.

Galvanized Steel is an excellent solution for Northern climates with snow and ice conditions. This is a strong and durable metal.

Gutters are also available in various sizes and shapes called profiles. The most popular options are:

K” profiles, in which the front profiles resemble the letter K. The ridges of these profiles not only add to the stylish appearance but also add structural integrity.

Half-round copper, galvanized or aluminum gutters are the most efficient gutter shape and least affected by ice and snow. Appropriate for both historic rehabilitation and new construction, both contemporary and traditional. Attractive and durable.

Gutter come in frequently offered thicknesses-0.027 and 0.032 inch.

They are available in 5- and 6-inch diameters. Downspout sizes also vary in size that includes 2X3-in. or 3X4-in. rectangular shapes, as well as 3- or 4-in. round pipes. Particularly in leafy areas, use larger downspouts, which minimize clogs.

Gutters are often sized according to the roof area they drain.

  • Five-inch-wide K-style gutters are the residential industry’s standard.
  • Six-inch-wide K-style gutters are used for larger roofs.
  • Half-round gutters are typically sized 1 inch wider than K-style to provide the equivalent capacity.


Different materials might have different warranties and people often consider material and labor warranties when selecting gutters and downspouts. Gutters and downspouts are important to minimizing soil erosion, landscape damage, basement flooding and mosquito infestations. Call Globe Exteriors today for free consultation.


Our company also installs gutter protection systems.


Some of the cities we worked in:

Addison, Barrington, Chicago, Deerfield, Evanston, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Palatine, Schaumburg, Wilmette, Winnetka