As the spring season continues, expect more rain to come our way. If you have had a gutter cleaning done recently and the company that serviced your gutters recommended replacing your gutter system, you’ll have an important decision to make. There are a number of materials you can choose for a gutter including aluminum, copper, zinc and galvanized steel.
Over the next few weeks, Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors will review the most popular types of gutters and tell you what the benefits are to each particular material so you can make more informed decisions when it comes to buying new gutters.
A very popular choice for new gutters is aluminum. This material is often chosen for a number of reasons including being durable, easy to install and low cost.
Aluminum gutters are prized for durability and never rusting. The average aluminum rain gutter has a life span of roughly 30 years and don’t require any special paint or coating to keep the material looking great. This is good since aluminum gutters can be found in a wide variety of colors and you’ll be able to maintain that hue year after year.
Unlike steel and copper gutters that often require the experience of a professional to install, aluminum gutters can be installed by a homeowner. Aluminum gutters are also lightweight which means it can be shaped very easily during the installation process.
Lastly, aluminum gutters are one of the cheapest gutter materials on the market. While steel gutters can range as high as $20 per foot, aluminum gutters average around $6 per foot. Though aluminum is cheaper it doesn’t mean you are sacrificing quality.
For more information on aluminum gutters, give us a call: (203) 878-2411