Gutter leader heads, or gutter conductor heads, are often considered a minor detail on a home’s exterior. However, they are more than just an adornment to boost your home’s curb appeal. They also play a critical role in preventing damage to your home.
How Gutter Leader Heads Work
A gutter leader head mainly serves as a catch basin to help direct water from your rooftop to the drainage system. Typically located under the soffit, it allows air into the line, which helps prevent vacuum lock and gurgling.
Gutter leader heads are usually made from sheet metal, and they are available in various shapes and sizes. If you are planning a roof or gutter repair, you might want to consult your contractor about whether or not a new gutter leader head would be needed as well.
Tips on Choosing a Gutter Leader Head Style
Since there is a wide selection of gutter leader head styles and designs, here are a few tips to help you pick the right product for your home:
- Your gutter leader head should match the material and color of the gutter along your roof’s edge. Using different colors and materials can make your exterior look too busy, so it’s best to ensure visual coherence on your home’s façade.
- Make sure that your gutter leader head fits into the architectural style of your home.
- If you have a traditional style home, copper or lead-coated copper would be an ideal choice for your gutter leader head. But if you want a more affordable option, you might want to consider leader heads made from polyethylene.
- The price of gutter leader heads varies depending on the size and design. You can expect bigger leader heads and leader heads with intricate details to cost more.
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