Aluminum is a popular choice first of all because of its lower price.
Guttering is the final touch on your roofing system. A lot depends on it – not choosing the best solution may result in the base of your home being weakened by the rain-water forming puddles constantly right under your roof and around your home. So gutters are essential, no questions about that. But which one is the best option? Gutters are made from a wide range of materials such as metal, vinyl, concrete and even wood. And then, when it comes to metal gutters one can easily be baffled which one to go with: aluminum, copper, or steel? Aluminum seems to be the most popular choice, but is there any other reason behind its popularity than the fact that it comes usually cheaper than any of the other metals or sometimes even vinyl, concrete or wood?
The answer is yes. Aluminum is a popular choice first of all because of its lower price. Many will fall for the cheapest option without considering additional factors other than the appealing price. The good news is that even if they make, or in your case, you make such a hasty decision, there will be other reasons that justify your choice.
One of these is the durability of that particular metal. Although it cannot compete with the durability of copper, it proves to be more resistant against time and weather than most of the other options. The expected life-time of a properly installed aluminum gutter can be as much as 30 years.
The next advantage on the side of this material is related to design. Aluminum gutters are easy to paint and besides that they usually come in a wider range of colors than all the other kinds of materials.
One more plus for aluminum is that it is very easy to install. While aluminum gutters should be professionally installed, the time that is needed to install them is limited and definitely less than in the case of most of the other materials.
Ordering seamless guttering is also possible when one goes with aluminum. These type of gutters are manufactured from one long piece of metal and lack any seams. The absence of seams is equal to the absence of leaks which will reduce the necessary maintenance work in the case of these gutters.
Contact Scott-Lee Guttering
If you have questions about aluminum gutters, contact Scott-Lee Guttering Company at (314) 756-9440. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you make the best decision with your gutter installation.