Box Gutters

Box Gutters — as the name suggests, they feature a more square, rectangular, or “boxy” look. They’re a particularly attractive sight and can seamlessly complement roof outlines, which is why they’re often the go-to choice for commercial or industrial buildings (flat roofs). However, homeowners are often in search of a more modern or concealed look to differentiate themselves from their neighbors while retaining much of the same functionality as traditional gutter systems.

Today, you can get box gutters in nearly all the same colors (and material types – like copper) as other gutter profiles.

We produce and install box gutter systems for residential homes and commercial structures in Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee, and Greater Nashville.

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Benefits of Box Gutters

With box gutters, we’re after a modern, concealed, and seamless look. The aesthetic advantage is that they blend in rather than protrude out from the roofline like other styles.

From a functionality standpoint, box gutters have a larger aperture, meaning the larger style allows them to move water efficiently. This is a tremendous benefit to flat-roof commercial structures, modern homes, and historic homes.

Moving water more efficiently extends the lifespan of the gutters themselves, but also better protects the home/structure from water damage.

If you’re interested in a style without the lip on the outside of the gutter, check out European Box Gutters.

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Box Gutter Installations

They are available in the following standard sizes:

  • Residential: 5″, 6″, 7″, and 8″
  • Commercial: 5″, 6″, 7″, and 8″
  • Industrial: 5″, 6″, 7″, 8″, and 10″

We will review colors and materials with you, along with downspouts, elbows, hangers, end caps, outlets, and any other gutter accessories needed to make your system visually stunning and functionally strong.

The dimensions of each side change with the overall width (inches.) of the box gutter profile.


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profile dimensions of residential box gutters lovett gutters


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Explore box gutters for your home.

Residential Box Gutters

This is among the most difficult aspects to convey to homeowners.

Since box gutters are built into the roofline and fascia, we’re often at the mercy of the quality of the contractors who came before us. Gutters are one of the final additions. This places more importance on the quality of previous contractors (in the event of a new home build) or how your roofline has been weathering over the years (in the event of a restoration project).

If your roofing, framing, and shingling has any dips, bends, weathering, or bowing, this may impact our ability to install (and may affect the final visual appearance of) your gutters.

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Lovett Gutters is one of few guttering companies in Middle Tennessee with machines to produce gutters on-site. While we produce them for our own residential projects, we also regularly produce and deliver them for commercial customers.

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lovett gutters producing rustic copper box gutters for installation on home near you in middle tennessee

Which Metal Types for Box Gutters?

This is really more of a personal or aesthetic choice. We might consider the architecture of the home or commercial structure, and what visually appeals to you. Each metal type has its merits in certain designs. I frequently offer advice to help guide your decisions on the functionality and long-term success of your rainwater system.

  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Galvalume
  • Stainless Steel
  • Zinc

Metal Gauges & Thicknesses

  • Aluminum: .027″, .032″, or .040″ metal
  • Copper: 16 oz. or 20 oz. per sq. ft.
  • Galvalume or Stainless Steel: 24 or 26 gauge
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different box gutters colors metals aluminum copper black white at lovett gutters

See Them in Action!

Check out our portfolio project that uses a commercial-grade, 6-inch black box gutter in Murfreesboro.

The customer has a beautiful white brick house that we accented with black box gutters, contemporary downspouts, collector boxes, and rain chains! An all-around stunning design.

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Which Downspouts for Box Gutters?

Again, this is really a decision of the design of the gutter system and architecture of the home or commercial structure. Typically, you’ll match the downspouts to the gutters, but each option has its merits in certain designs. The downspout metal and gutter metal also typically match.

  • Round
  • Rectangle
  • Box

The decision is always a healthy blend of aesthetics and functionality. Then finish it off by incorporating matching rain chains into the overall design!

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Box Gutter Leaf Guards

Can you put leaf guards on box gutters? Yes.

I’m a proud distributor and installer of OneGutter Guards, a professional-grade product and an industry leader in gutter guard systems that offer leaf guards for all gutter profiles.

Learn more about leaf gutter guards.

K-style gutters have been used so frequently in the past that newer styles, like these box gutters or half-round gutters, are becoming more common. Anything that helps distinguish homes or commercial structures from one another, especially in a competitive housing and property market, can be an advantage to developers.

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