In the past, galvanized steel was the most common material used for gutters. That changed, however, when aluminum gutters came onto the scene. Today, many contractors, including Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY, do not recommend or install any other gutter material but aluminum.
Here’s why we believe aluminum is superior to all other gutter materials:
It costs less to produce aluminum than galvanized steel, so it is more readily available. This means we can order and install your gutters more efficiently and at a lower cost to you.
Comes in Different Colors
Galvanized steel gutters require painting. When you use aluminum, however, you don’t have to worry about painting, as aluminum gutters come in different colors as well as styles. No matter what style of home you have, there are aluminum systems that match.
Easier to Install and Buy
Aluminum is cheaper to purchase and also easier to install. This saves the homeowner money on both materials and labor.
Works With a Cap System
Some contractors, including Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY, offer systems with a gutter cap, which is most effective when installed on an aluminum gutter.
Requires Very Little Maintenance
An aluminum gutter system needs less maintenance than a galvanized steel gutter system. Hiring a professional to maintain your gutters will cost you more if you have a steel system.
Resistant to Rust and Heat
You don’t have to worry about rusty gutters if your system is made of aluminum. With a steel gutter, you have to be constantly vigilant about rust, especially on areas where there is no paint, or if the paint has cracked and peeled. Aluminum also has better heat-resistant properties than steel, so it does not expand or contract when the temperature changes.
Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY can show you how an aluminum gutter system, particularly one with a gutter filter and a cap, can do wonders for your home. Call us today at (855) 483-3768 or fill out our contact form for a free in-home consultation.