Gutter Materials from Goode Gutters in Plano
A variety of materials can be used in gutter manufacturing:
Aluminum: This is the most common type of material used for gutters. These gutters are cost effective and can last more than 20 years. Seamless aluminum gutters are manufactured to specific lengths and are available in a variety of colors. However, aluminum gutters are more easily damaged and dented by objects such as ladders.
Copper: Copper gutters are expensive to make and installation is more labor-intensive. Many home owners consider the elegant look of copper gutters to be worth the added cost. Newly installed, bright copper acquires its characteristic green tint in about 10 years. If well-maintained, these gutters can last a lifetime.
Zinc: Like copper, zin gutters are an expensive but attractive option. Zinc is durable and there is no need to paint it, as it will develop a patina over time.
Steel: Steel gutters are strong and come in a variety of colors. However, they are also prone to rust after 10 years.
Vinyl: Vinyl is lightweight and inexpensive, which makes it a good choice for do-it-yourself-ers. It should be noted that vinyl is somewhat fragile.