Rain Gutter Resources: Style & Variety
Aluminum Gutters are suitable for residential and commercial buildings. They are the most popular rain gutters used in the United States, and are found in about 80 percent of installations.
This style is relatively inexpensive and easy to install, which will appeal to buyers with small budgets. Aluminum resists rust and can be painted to match the home or building’s trim. It works very well with our guard systems to keep your gutters free from debris that lead to backups that cause water damage to your roof’s shingles and your home’s foundation. Either Gutter Warriors or Leaf Relief can be installed on existing gutters to keep leaves and other types of small debris out of your gutters so clogs don’t develop.
Copper Gutters are an excellent choice if you are looking for a gutter for a home with a vintage look. They can also be used for commercial properties where the goal is to have a distinctive appearance. As copper ages, it takes on a distinctive green appearance that is quite striking. You might pay more for this style, but once the gutters are installed, they won’t need much maintenance. A regular cleaning in spring and fall will be all they need.
Galvanized Steel Gutters are still a popular choice for rain gutters. This material is highly durable. Because the galvanized coating protects the gutters from the effects of exposure to all weather conditions they resist corrosion.
This option offers great value when compared to the cost of copper gutters. Galvanized steel will last up to 30 years before they need to be replaced. If you take the cost of installation and divide by the number of years, you will see that they are a good option for your home or an office, manufacturing facility or any other type of commercial building.
Zinc Gutters have the advantage of being lightweight and corrosive resistant. This option avoids the risk of run-off lead that comes with copper gutters, which makes it a more environmentally friendly choice. Once installed, zinc gutters will last for decades. The only maintenance they need is a regular twice-yearly cleaning in the spring and fall.
Northwest Rain Gutters will come to your home, office or commercial property to explain the advantages of each of these rain gutter options in more detail.
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