Replacing your guttering can add to the appearance of your home. Before you buy, you may want to compare prices and explore the products of different manufacturers. Learn what maintenance, if any may be required. Installation can be difficult and may be best done by a professional. Properly hung guttering can prevent standing water on your roof and decrease the potential for leaks. Keep in mind the angle of the guttering can affect the speed at which water drains. In determining the amount of guttering needed, you can use your existing quantity as a guide. Guttering is usually available in ten-foot lengths and can be difficult to cut for proper fitting. Larger homes usually require wider guttering. You can even match the color of your guttering to your home’s body or trim. Now that you’ve made the difficult choices, you may want to inspect the eves. If the boards are rotten, you may need to replace and paint them before new guttering can be installed. For more information on replacing your guttering, contact a roofing and guttering specialist.