Residential vs. Commercial Gutters: What’s the Difference?

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As you can tell from our name, we at Empire Gutters specialize in, well, gutters! Our team provides services for both residential and commercial gutters, and we find that many people are curious about the differences between the two. In this article, we’ll briefly cover some of the key differences between these two types of gutters so that you can clearly see why experience with just one kind does not translate to the other.

Residential vs. Commercial Gutters: What’s the Difference?

  • Design- One of the biggest differences between residential and commercial gutters has to do with the differences between residential and commercial architecture. Private homes tend to have peaked roofs, and residential gutters are designed to be installed around the roofs’ edges. Commercial gutters, on the other hand, are designed to work with the flatter roofs of typical business properties.
  • Scale- Another key difference between residential and commercial gutters is their relative scale. Residential properties are smaller, and therefore have less rain runoff that needs to be dealt with. In contrast, much more rain will fall on a commercial building, and commercial gutters need to be able to handle that volume of water. Fortunately, our team at Empire Gutters has over 25 years of experience in this industry, so we will get you set up right no matter what.
  • Style- Lastly, residential and commercial gutters look quite different from each other in terms of style. Residential gutters are designed to blend seamlessly with the architecture of your home and not draw attention to themselves, while bigger, boxier commercial gutters will look very out of place on a private home. Our team at Empire Gutters understands that you want your home or business to look beautiful, and we are here to help you select the right gutters to work with your overall design.