The only gutter on my house is over my front porch -- or, it was there, until roofers removed it a year ago while redoing the roof, and then never put it back up. They claim it's too old and in bad shape, and we should get a new one anyway. I was at work; my husband agreed with them. A piece of the wood trim (which was probably rotted) broke off and fell to the ground. My husband tacked it back up, but we know we need new trim up there.
The gutter is white painted (aluminum?) half-round, kind of dented out of shape now (probably from being thrown around by the roofers), and the white paint is flaking off terribly.
We definitely need a gutter up there -- last winter we had a lot of ice build up on the steps, and our mailperson stopped delivering mail for a few days until we cleared it!
We can put the old gutter back up ourselves...
In the spring, do we want to...
- get new half-round?
- just go cheap home depot square white vinyl?
I saw some white vinyl half round on this website:
but I really like this zinc one:
there are other areas around the house where we could use gutters as well, but this main entrance is the #1 priority (plus there's no way we're getting way up high ourselves!)