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Basics & Theory

Ask The Builder: Traditional vs. Seamless Aluminum Gutters
Ask The Builder says when selecting a gutter for your home, focus on attributes that will make your gutters last.

Fine Homebuilding: Difference Between Aluminum, Vinyl, Steel, Copper Gutters
Fine Homebuilding describes the difference between aluminum, vinyl, steel, and copper gutters.

Old House Web: Gutters & Down Spouts
Old House site provides an overview of wood, steel, aluminum, copper, and vinyl gutters and down spouts, including their components, sizing, profiles, installation, repair, with links to more information.
Issues & Performance

Consumer Reports: Review Of Expensive Versus DIY Gutter Guards
Consumer Reports says systems that promise to keep your gutters leaf-free can easily cost thousands of dollars. But their 16 months of outdoor testing show that a low-priced screen may be all it takes to keep out leaves and other debris.

Fine Homebuilding: Simple Screen Gutter Guards Better Than Pro-Installed Systems
Fine Homebuilding says even if you hire someone to install an inexpensive gutter screen you can save thousands of dollars over the more expensive types, plus the screens work better.
Procedures

Fine Homebuilding: Overview On Sizing Of Gutter Systems
Fine Homebuildings three-step approach helps calculate the best size of gutters for your house. The rainfall intensity only shows the US but pick an area similar to yours.

Fine Homebuilding: Safe Way To Clean Gutters
Fine Homebuilding article explains how a leaf blower modified with off-the-shelf parts makes quick work of a tedious rite of autumn.

JLC: Connecting Gutter Downspouts To Footing Drains
Journal of Light Construction describes how to connect gutters to the footing drains.

JLC: Fiberglass Wood-Replacement Gutters
Journal of Light Construction says at the top-end, wood gutters are viewed as a first-class choice. But on the performance scale, particularly in cold climates, they fall to the bottom as fiberglass visually replaces wood while vastly outperforming it.

RESNET: How To Maintain Your Gutters
Residential Energy Services Network offers some tips to keep your gutters and downspouts in good condition through regular maintenance.

US DOE: Planning & Installing Gutters & Downspouts
Building America online Solution Center describes considerations for planning and installing gutters and downspouts.
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