3 Reasons to Choose Custom Guttering and Downspouts


The guttering system on your home is absolutely crucial to the longevity of your home and landscaping. They must be properly maintained in order to remain functional throughout the year. They protect your home in a variety of ways, including:

  • Protects the structural integrity of your home and prevents water damage on interior walls and ceilings. Malfunctioning guttering allows water to enter your home. You may see evidence of this on the ceiling or interior walls. It can lead to mold, mildew, insect problems, and rot.
  • Prevents water damage on the exterior of your home. Mold and mildew are serious problems, even on vinyl siding or block. Guttering is designed to redirect water away from those areas.
  • Prevents water from pooling around the foundation. Soggy soil around the foundation can lead to the foundation sinking or settling and cause structural problems with your home.
  • Prevents rain runoff from washing away mulch and destroying landscaping. A properly installed guttering system will help keep your mulch and plants where you put them.

3 Reasons to Choose Custom Guttering

Custom guttering is available through a variety of companies. You can choose between 20 existing colors or we will color-match your new guttering to your home. There’s absolutely no additional charge to order our color matching service.

  1. Curb Appeal: The color will match your request perfectly, so the guttering will work seamlessly with your home’s current color scheme.
  2. Uniqueness: Most homeowners go with whatever’s cheaper or whatever they can pick up at their local hardware store. Custom and semi-custom guttering gives you the opportunity to truly customize how your gutters and downspouts will look.
  3. Higher Quality: We use aluminum pop rivets for installation instead of galvanized screw heads. Screw heads stick out and catch all sorts of debris and often leave discoloration or rust on the side of the guttering. Our installation procedure, like our products, is top quality.

Custom and Semi-Custom Guttering

Custom guttering specialists allow you to customize every part of your guttering system. Were you thinking about a fish, mermaid, or other animal design on the downspouts? Contact a custom guttering specialist. They can also create your custom guttering using nearly any material you choose.

Semi-custom guttering is our specialty. We use seamless aluminum gutters and downspouts. We offer your choice of 20 premade colors or you can request color matching for free. We also install rounded copper or aluminum downspouts for homeowners who appreciate a more finished appearance.

Bill and Karen and the rest of the crew at Lake Cook Exteriors would like to invite you to visit our showroom at 50 East Palatine Road in Palatine, IL. Give us a call at 847-991-9180 if you would like to discuss your ideas and schedule a specific time to come see us. We would be glad to show you the products we have in the showroom or give you plenty of space to browse on your own.