Aluminum is one of today’s most popular commercial and residential gutter materials. It’s mainly due to its versatility and cost-effectiveness. This option is lightweight as well, meaning it’s faster and easier to install.
Strength and Durability
Aluminum stays efficient even in weather extremes, and it performs better than steel during heavy rains or snow. Most types of aluminum gutters don’t rust due to the polyester powder coating that protects them from constant exposure to harsh conditions. Aluminum can stand up well against physical damage from wind-driven debris like hail and tree branches.
When properly installed and maintained, aluminum gutter systems can last for at least 25 years. A seamless system can even last longer because there are fewer opportunities for leaks to develop. Seamless aluminum gutters can last for around 30 years.
Because aluminum is lightweight, it’s easier to install. A seamless gutter system is easy to install, but would require multiple people to carry it into place because of its length. However, your roofing company can install this system faster compared to sectional ones because there are fewer parts to fit and attach.
Aluminum gutters have less environmental impact compared to polyvinyl (PVC), timber, and steel systems. Most of the time, they are manufactured from recycled materials, which can be reused once it reaches the end of its lifespan. Aside from this, its production doesn’t generate harmful emissions or by-products, unlike PVC. Also, since it lacks reactivity to natural rainfall, the water that runs through the system will retain its power of hydrogen (pH) level.
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