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Need To Purchase Gutters For Your Home? 2 Types And Their Benefits

by Howard Barnett

The gutter system you choose for your home is important as it keeps water away from your foundation, as well as other areas of your home. This prevents damage and can save you a lot of money. To help you when purchasing the gutters below are two types you will find on the market as well as benefits of each type.

Aluminum Gutters

There are many benefits of choosing aluminum gutters, including the following.

Works Well in Heavy Downpours

If you live in an area that often has heavy downpours, aluminum gutters would be best for you. This is because these gutters can hold a lot of water without collapsing.


Aluminum gutters are also lightweight which means they put less pressure on the edges of your roof. Being lightweight will also save you money as it would not take a contractor as long to install the gutters and make it much easier for them to install the gutters.

Seamless Gutters Available

You can choose seamless gutters. These gutters are beneficial as there are no leaks. For example, seam gutters have a seam at each section which can leak over time.

Vinyl Gutters

There are also benefits of vinyl gutters including the following.

Easy to Install

Vinyl gutters are easy to install, and you may be able to install them yourself. This is because no special tools are required as they generally snap onto the edge of the roof. You also do not have to worry about putting a sealant on vinyl gutters.


Like aluminum gutters, vinyl gutters are durable and will last you a long time. You will not have to worry about deterioration or rust. The gutters will also not crack, split, or dent.

Less Maintenance

Because you do not have to put sealant on the gutters, they require little maintenance. The only thing you have to worry about is to clean the gutters out if leaves build up in them. You can use a broom or a garden hose to do this.

Variety of Color Options Available

Vinyl gutters come in white, but you can also choose other colors, such as black, red, or brown. This means you can choose colors that match the colors of your home, such as the vinyl siding or paint.

Talk with the contractor that you hire to install your gutters for you. They can give you more information and help you decide between aluminum and vinyl.