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5 Types of Gutters & Which Is Right for You January 26, 2017

Morgan, Butler
5 Types of Gutters & Which Is Right for You, Morgan, Ohio

If you’re a homeowner, having reliable gutters installed along your roofline is essential to preventing water damage and other problems. And, while making the decision to give your home quality gutters is an easy one, Graff Roofing in Butler County, OH, says choosing the right type of gutters can be a challenge.

Whether you’re home just needs an update, or you need a new material to match a roof replacement, these are the five main types of gutters to choose from:

5 Options to Consider When Replacing Gutters

1. Vinyl Gutters

New gutters made of vinyl are one of the least expensive options when it comes to updating your home’s drainage system. These are designed to be installed in segments by snapping the pieces together. While this can aid in a quick installation, it is best to hire a professional to prevent sagging. Vinyl gutters are good options for consumers who want to save money and have a fast installation process. These also do better in warmer climates; cold temperatures can cause vinyl to crack.   

2. Aluminum Gutters

Aluminum is another low-cost option that is highly versatile, lightweight, and rust-proof. While similar to vinyl in price, this gutter option offers greater resistant against the elements. If you want to paint your gutter a specific color, aluminum is a good option, as it holds paint well. However, you’ll have to use caution when climbing ladders against the roof; this material can dent easily.

3. Zinc & Copper Gutters

guttersIf you have a historic home and don’t want to paint your gutters, both copper and zinc could be great options. These gutter types are incredibly durable and will develop a rich patina over time to give character to your home. However, it’s important to note that these are some of the most expensive types of gutters.

4. Steel Gutters

Steel gutters are incredibly durable, which is why they are generally preferred by homeowners over aluminum products. However, these options can be fairly expensive. If you want the quality of steel, but don’t want to spend a ton, galvanized steel is a good option that defends against rust. However, if cost isn’t a major concern, you may want to opt for the longer-lasting stainless steel option.

5. Seamless Gutters

Seamless gutters are an option that can be applied to most metal-based materials. When gutters are installed by section, there is a risk that they can develop leaks and deteriorate more over time. Seamless gutters, on the other hand, are ideal for homeowners who want to avoid these risks and don’t mind paying extra for the welding required to prevent seams.

If you need gutters or gutter repairs in Morgan, OH, Graff Roofing offers a wide range of roof repair services and works with many types of materials. To discuss which options may be right for your home and budget, call (513) 202-0199 for a consultation and free estimate.

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