One of our favorite gutter materials is copper. There’s something classy, yet understated, about copper gutters. With their smooth shape, they manage water easily, require less maintenance and resist corrosion. They are durable and longer lasting than the standard aluminum—as much as 60-90 years—which is triple the life cycle of traditional gutters. Generally installed in their natural state, these gutters slowly develop a patina creating a stunning variation in color and mystique.
Stainless Steel Gutters
Another high-quality gutter material is stainless steel. As you can imagine, steel is durable and long lasting, and you’ll find that it weathers attacks of nature with resilience. Even encounters with a ladder turn out better, as do the occasional missteps into the gutter lane. In that case, you’ll be glad it’s steel and not aluminum! Stainless steel is resistant to rust and corrosion—a key benefit over galvanized steel or aluminum.
Galvanized Steel Gutters
With galvanized steel, you will have gutters that are strong and resist denting. However, being coated with a thin layer of zinc, they will eventually rust. The lifespan with these gutters is usually up to 20 years.
The standard gutter product is aluminum and one that’s likely very familiar. It is affordable and serves well over the years although it is not as strong and durable as steel or copper. Be forewarned that these gutters will also require a bit more maintenance than the stronger, more durable, choices.
Whichever gutter system you choose, installation is a key element in ensuring the reliability and service you’ll receive over the years. We are here to help you find the best solution for water management that is also aesthetically appealing. We custom design your gutters on site, install with precision, do all the cleanup, and enjoy seeing you smile at the final product. Call us for a free, no-obligation estimate: 612-834-0664.