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Top 5 Types of Gutters for Your Home

Top 5 Types of Gutters for Your Home

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Gutters are an important protection for your house, funneling runoff water away from your roof, walls, and foundation so that they aren’t damaged by the elements. While some homes are built with broad overhangs and the grading and drainage systems to carry runoff away from the building, most houses require gutters. When it comes to selecting the gutters for your home, you’ll have plenty of options, including a variety of gutter materials.

Vinyl Gutters
Vinyl gutters are inexpensive, easy to install, lightweight, and extremely durable in mild climates. The biggest downside of vinyl gutters is their tendency to become brittle or cracked over the years or in extremely cold temperatures.

Aluminum Gutters
Many homeowners opt for aluminum gutters because they have all the advantages of vinyl, without becoming brittle or cracked in cold temperatures. They are light-weight and rustproof, and they can be painted to match your home. However, aluminum is typically easy to dent or misshape.

Galvanized Steel Gutters
Gutters are available in a variety of steel. Galvanized steel is popular for its sturdiness and competitive pricing. However, this material will rust, so these gutters will require maintenance to keep them lasting a long time.

Stainless Steel Gutters
Stainless steel gutters are exceptionally durable. Unlike galvanized steel, stainless steel won’t rust, and it stays shiny for years. For the least amount of maintenance, and for gutters that will last for years on end, stainless steel is top of the line. However, the quality of stainless steel comes at a price, as these gutters are much more expensive than most other gutters (except copper).

Copper Gutters
Copper is the most expensive gutter material, but those who select copper gutters choose them for their beauty and durability. Copper matches the durability of stainless steel and adds that beautiful copper shine to homes.

When selecting the best type of gutter for your home, you’ll want to consider your budget, the amount of maintenance you’ll be willing to do, and what kind of aesthetic, if any, you want your gutters to add to the appearance of your home. Additionally, you’ll want to decide on the size and shape, seamless or sectional, and your gutter mounting system. To help you wade through all of the gutter options out there, a contractor specializing in gutter installation is an excellent place to begin. He or she can help you figure out which gutters are best for your home, and install them for you. Let Signature Contractors schedule your free estimate today.

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