What material are gutters made of?

Gutters are an indispensable part of roof construction. A gutter system is one of the most important elements for the efficient performance of your roof. Gutters direct water away from the roof, the walls, and the foundation of the house.

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When considering gutter materials you may want to look at three essential factors: the building’s location, the type of property, and what is the finishing look that you would like to achieve with the drainage system. We have a wide range of guttering options to suit any type of building and/or budget. All of them perform the same function but differ in their durability, style, and installation particularities.

High-quality gutters protect your home from dampness, mold, and mildewA carefully designed and constructed guttering will last you for many years.

Next, we will look at all types of materials and try to determine which one is the best for your project.

Plastic gutters

Plastic gutters are the most inexpensive and easy to install option. However, compared to steel and aluminum gutters, plastic gutters are not as durable and long-lasting. An average manufacturer’s guarantee for plastic gutters is 8-10 years. So, with proper care and timely repairs, they may still last for many years!

Steel gutters

In terms of quality and price steel gutters are in between plastic and aluminum ones. Steel gutters are stronger than plastic. They are very resistant to external influences. Unfortunately, like any metal, when the protection layer is damaged they start to rust. Steel gutters require more skill and time to install, but are worth it in the end. They have gained and retained popularity due to their stylish looks, durability, and reliability.

Aluminum guttersA carefully designed and constructed guttering will last you for many years.

Aluminum gutters

Our company specializes in aluminum gutters because we believe that aluminum gutters are the best option in terms of price and quality. Such gutters are more durable, easy to care for, they are reliable and long-lasting. Installing custom-made seamless aluminum gutters is a complex process and takes time. But that doesn’t compare to all the benefits you’ll get over the years. Seamless gutters look incredibly stylish on the exterior of any home.

Which gutters to choose?

The answer to the question of which type of gutter is best depends mainly on your budget. Steel and aluminum gutters are the strongest and most popular. The main advantage of the aluminum ones is that they do not have seams, and therefore there are no leaks! Most homeowners choose seamless aluminum gutters, although they are more expensive compared to their plastic and other metal counterparts. Plastic gutters are a less durable option, but they are very affordable and easy to work with. Our best advice is not to save on the necessary construction and repair work. High-quality durable materials greatly enhance your quality of life. You deserve the best, and if you have the option of choosing a more durable and high-quality gutter option, go for it and you won’t regret it!

What is important to know about gutters?

Every homeowner knows that their home needs to be looked after. The roof and gutters need regular cleaning and roofing inspections to ensure there are no leaks inside the house. Timely care of the gutters is a guarantee that they will serve you faithfully for many years. Leaves, small debris, moth, and branches can clog the drain and prevent rainwater from coming through the system. This can lead to puddles, damp spots on the walls, mold, and mildew.

How can Advance Roofing experts help?

We are happy to advise you on gutters and drainage systems at any time. We can guide you through the basic steps of gutter installation and evaluation. We can also discuss options for available gutter materials. Trust the professionals and enjoy your new gutters! We will provide an estimate after a free, no-obligation roof inspection on your property. We provide a full range of services, including orders, delivery, and removal of construction debris. Free consultation and an appointment for a roof inspection by phone at +1 (509) 201-4190. We are always happy to help!