European Box Gutters
European 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. Homeowners are often in search of a more modern or concealed look to differentiate themselves from their neighbors with more common gutter profiles.
Today, you can get European box gutters in nearly all the same colors and material types as other gutter profiles.
We produce and install European box gutter systems for residential homes and commercial buildings in Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee, and Greater Nashville.
What Makes A Box Gutter “European”?
The core difference between “box” gutters and a “European box” gutters is a different design that removes the entire top lip to create a true, square-box profile.
With European box gutters, we’re after a modern, concealed, and seamless look, similar to standard box gutters. The aesthetic advantage of both profiles is that they blend in rather than protrude out from the roofline like common gutter styles.
From a functionality standpoint, European box gutters (similar to standard 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.
European 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 accessory needed to make your rainwater system visually stunning and functionally strong.
The dimensions of each side change with the overall width (inches.) of the Euro box gutter profile.
Euro Box Profile
Residential European Box Gutters
This is among the most difficult aspects to convey to homeowners.
Since European 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.
Which Metal Types for European Box Gutter?
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.
- Stainless Steel
Metal Gauges & Thicknesses
- Aluminum: .027″, .032″, or .040″
- Copper: 16 oz. or 20 oz.
- Galvalume or Stainless Steel: 24 or 26 gauge
Which Downspouts for European Box Gutter?
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 gutter type, but each option has its merits in certain designs. The downspout metal and gutter metal also typically match.
The decision is always a healthy blend of aesthetics and functionality. Then finish it off by incorporating matching rain chains into the overall design!
Leaf Guards for European Box Gutters
Can you put leaf guards on Euro 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 European box gutters, 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.