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What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages To Aluminum Gutters?

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages to Aluminum Gutters?

Choosing new gutters for your home can be stressful, especially when this is your first time dealing with gutter replacement. You don’t want to pick the wrong kind or super cheap quality; however, you don’t want to spend a fortune. You hear about aluminum gutters a great deal because they are one of the most durable gutter systems. Well what are other perks of using aluminum gutters? The professionals at Gutter Professionals, Inc. are here to help you weigh the pros and cons of aluminum gutters.

Aluminum:

Pros

  • Very inexpensive.
  • Very easy to install compared to other systems.
  • Lightweight – can carry/ take them on a ladder.
  • Not only does aluminum resist rust, but it also will resist thinning (aka it is hard for hail or snow to wear metal away).
  • Come in over 25 different colors which allows you to easily match your house.
  • Will last over 20 years in nearly any climate as well as withstand cold climates.
  • Can be customized on-site into seamless gutters that fit perfectly on your home.
  • Aluminum downspouts are expected to last 30 years.

Cons

  • Aluminum doesn’t bend like vinyl; however, it will dent. Larger dents may become a problem in performance. This makes them less durable than steel or copper.
  • Crazy temperature changes will cause aluminum to expand and contract. This could cause cracking, splitting, etc.
  • Constant maintenance is needed to avoid corrosion.
  • You will likely have to repaint aluminum as the enamel that they are coated with will chip with wear and tear.

Gutters are a big investment, make sure you have the best gutters installed for your home. Contact the experts today from Gutter Professionals, Inc. for more information about gutter installation on your home.

 

POSTED ON March 16, 2017 // 0 COMMENTS

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