This week we take a look at one of the oldest gutter materials, steel. Before aluminum, copper and vinyl, almost every home relied on steel for their water drainage. Steel is still a popular material for home gutters but today it is galvanized steel that gets the call.
Even though other gutter materials have become popular, steel is still a big seller. There are several reasons for this.
Galvanized steel is probably one of the most durable materials and unlike regular steel, it has a special coating that gives it yet another layer of protection. This means gutters made from galvanized steel will be able to hold up under extreme cold including sub-zero temperatures and heat including high temperatures and humidity.
Another reason homeowners prefer to use galvanized steel on their homes is the fact that is it very hard to damage steel. While copper and vinyl gutters tend to show dents and scratches fairly easily, galvanized steel gutters are tough to dent and will continue to hold its shape even during foul weather.
But perhaps the biggest selling point to galvanized steel gutters is the longevity. Most home gutters that use this type of steel can expect a good 20-30 years of solid performance before wear and tear start to show. This is longer than most people live in one home. When you factor in costs, choosing galvanized steel is actually more cost-effective than other gutter materials.
If you are interested in installing galvanized steel gutters on your home, call (203) 878-2411