types of gutters

Your old gutters are starting to fall off your home. It’s about time because you haven’t gotten new ones since you bought the house. Better late than never.

There are many materials that you can choose from for your gutters. There are durable types like copper and zinc, and colorful ones like vinyl. You could also go for basic aluminum ones too.

If you find yourself having a hard time deciding, don’t worry. We can help you clarify and make the right decision. To help you with it, here is a guide on the different types of gutters and all their pros and cons.

1. Aluminum

Aluminum is probably the most widely used material for gutters. It’s lightweight and easy to install, typically completed in 1 day! If you live in an area that sees a lot of snow and rain, this gutter material can handle it because it won’t rust.

Aluminum gutters come in a wide variety of colors but if you can’t find one to match your home, you can always paint them.

And at Delano Construction, we make it even easier because we create aluminum gutters, custom fit for your house, on the spot!

2. Copper

Copper is a beautiful and durable option for gutters. Like Aluminum it’s a material that doesn’t rust. It will need professional installation because there is welding involved.

You won’t ever paint copper gutters. For one, copper is a much more expensive option and people usually purchase these for their natural beauty. For two, copper weathers over time, changing in color and texture.

3. Galvanized Steel Gutters

Steel is a strong material which makes it heavy, so it’s not recommended that you try and install it by yourself. It is durable though, so it will stay up for a long time. The only problem is that after a few years it can rust with standing water.

Steel gutters come in a wide variety of colors and you can paint them to match your home if you would like.

4. Vinyl

When compared to steel, vinyl is lightweight. It’s also not too hard to install so you can do it yourself if you want to. It doesn’t come in as many colors as the other options on this list.

It’s also not the most durable option you have. It will crack in extremely cold temperatures, will fade in the intense heat, and it won’t be able to hold up if you lean a ladder against it. Some homeowners start with vinyl because of the cost, but with constant leaking joints and longevity questions, go with aluminum. You might just be hugely surprised at the costs!

5. Zinc

Zinc is durable and will stay attached to your home for a long time. You won’t need to paint it because it will develop a pleasant sheen overtime.

Like with Copper, welding is involved with its construction so you will need to call in a professional. This should be only used in special circumstances.

Types of Gutters For Your Home

If you need to install new gutters on your home, then good news. You have plenty of options when it comes to materials, but we feel the tried and true, nearly seamless aluminum gutters are the best for most homeowners. Consider one of the beautiful, durable, types of gutters on this list, or feel free to call us for a FREE quote.

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