Yes and no. According to Bob Vila, gutters come in all kinds of varieties. While no style is immune to everything, certain gutter materials offer benefits over others, depending on your unique desires.
The right gutters will match your budget and stand the test of time against the elements. Here are the five main gutter styles and their benefits:
Aluminum gutters are lightweight, often seamless, cost-effective, and easy to install. Because it’s lightweight, it’s prone to dents, cracks, and holes. It’s easily shaped to any structure but becomes vulnerable to pulling and sagging away from the roofline.
Vinyl gutters are extremely lightweight and economical, paintable, adaptable, and are known to last up to 20 years. They’re also prone to cracking and splitting in extreme temperatures, and they dent easily.
Zinc gutters are durable, immune to rust, and long-lasting. They are well worth the cost if you plan on remaining in your home for a while.
There are three types of steel: regular, stainless, and galvanized. All are durable, paintable, and rarely crack or break.
Regular steel is prone to rust. Stainless steel and galvanized steel are made by combining raw steel with another metal. The other metal provides a barrier so it will hold up better against the elements.
Copper gutters, while costly, prove to be the best option. They are exceptionally long-lasting gutters that stand up to the elements. Copper is rust-proof, extremely durable, and can be leak-free for up to 100 years!
Which is Right for You?
If you see any of the signs that you need new gutters, be sure to reach out to AllCraft Roofers. We offer a free, no-obligation gutter inspection which will help determine your next course of action.
Whether your gutters need a quick-fix or full replacement, let the experts give you a hand. Our skilled team members will offer solutions that fit your design and your budget.
Don’t put your gutters off one more day. Be ready for the next rainstorm.