When it comes to gutters, most people just think that they have to be these plain and ugly things that you have on your home. Something that just is the way it is and there is no way to possibly change it because you need something that is going to function well, something to keep the water coming off from your roof and ruining different parts around your home including your basement and foundation.
Until recently, I would have thought just as you probably do. After all gutters are gutters right? Apparently not. Apparently there are a number of different companies out there who, in one way or another, are trying to get people in America to feel that they have the ability and duty to decorate everything in their home, right up to the gutters. Of course different companies are going to try different things in order to get you to decorate your gutters in different ways.
One of the ways that companies such as New Tech Machinery is trying to get you to decorate your gutters is with something that they call gutter art. Essentially, gutter art is a process that uses something called a gutter art machine to press small and rather simple designs into the metal every few inches so that there is sort of a boarder look to the gutters around your home. New Tech Machinery has a number of different gutter art machines with a few different designs that people can choose from. There is not a lot of choice yet but as the process gets more popular or maybe just easier to make new designs, I am assuming they will add on a few more for people to choose from.
Another way that different companies are trying to get people to think differently about their gutters are companies that sell decorative downspouts. The downspout if you are not familiar is basically the part in your gutters where the water comes out. Most basic downspouts are just a basic metal piece that is rather ugly. Instead though, you can get a number of decorative downspouts that either look like rocks, animals, whatever you want really. If you are not into something that is super anamorphic, you can always just get different downspouts that feature different kinds of colors and designs. They hook onto your gutters just the same as any other kind of downspout so in most cases they should be pretty easy to switch out if you think that a creative downspout is something that you would like in order for you to express yourself more around your home.
If you would like any more information on different kinds of gutter art and decorations, you can either talk to a local roofing and siding company in your area or sometimes home improvement stores will have a few things that you might be able to look at and get ideas from. If all else, you can always check around online and at least get a bunch of different ideas of what is possible.