Rain gutters play an important role in the defense of your home against water penetration. They collect water from your roof and cause it to flow downwards and away from the foundations of your property. There are several materials that can be used to produce gutters, although aluminum is the most common choice for homeowners and business premises. Gutters are made from other materials like copper and steel, vinyl gutters are also a popular economical choice.
Aluminum has many of the advantageous properties of the other materials. It is strong and durable, like steel and copper and lightweight like vinyl.
Important Things To Know About Aluminum Gutters
Aluminum gutters have the capacity to hold a large volume of rainwater, ice or snow, so it can flow towards the downspouts without spilling over the sides.
Aluminum doesn’t rust, so it can withstand harsh weather conditions.
The gutters come in a large range of colors for you to choose from.
Aluminum gutters have excellent longevity, their lifetime is around 20 years, but with proper maintenance can last 50 years or more.
Aluminum properties are fantastic when making and installing custom gutters.
Aluminum is extremely flexible and durable, so it is easy to shape and install, whilst still remaining strong. These properties also mean that the gutters are less likely to sag, which is a huge benefit for custom gutters for complex roofs. They are easy to install with a variety of methods.
How To Avoid Gutter Damage
Aluminum gutters will become clogged and blocked if they are not cleaned regularly, gutter guards are available to help prevent dirt and debris accumulating
Aluminum doesn’t rust but over time may corrode. Sealant can be used to protect the gutters from corrosion.
Aluminum will expand or contract in different temperatures, the installation of gutter joints helps to prevent this from happening.