Proper gutters for your home

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When it comes to gutters for your home, you can become overwhelmed with the different types offered. You can choose from Aluminum, Galvanized steel, Copper, Zinc and they all come in different designs and styles. So, which one is for you? How do you choose from such a variety? Let us walk with you through some of the different materials gutters are made from.

Types of gutters

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  • Aluminum is one of the most popular materials used for gutters. Aluminum gutters are lightweight and weather resistant. They can easily be painted, they will not rust, and they are a lot less complex than some of their counterpart. One possible downside to Aluminum is that it may not last as long if not well maintained.
  • Galvanized steel tends to be cost-efficient and longer lasting than aluminum, making it a popular choice. Depending on the region you are in, Galvanized Steel gutters can last for a long time if well maintained and treated to withstand the elements.
  • Copper may be the most desired material for gutters. They make your home have a modern, clean and luxurious appeal. However, they are one of the most expensive. They will last as long if not longer than steel when properly maintained. If you are looking to upgrade the overall aesthetics of your home, this is the material to choose.
  • Zinc is extremely durable and a great material to build a stylish gutter system.  If you don’t want the high price tag of copper, Zinc is a great alternative. Again, it is extremely durable and with great care, any home can improve its curb appeal.

Gutters improve my home

For centuries Gutters have had a very important job to lead rainwater away from roofs and structures to minimize deterioration. In medieval England, cathedrals and castles were some of the first structures to use gutters and Gargoyles spouts to keep water off roofs and walls. Regardless of the type of gutters used to lead water away from your house structure, you will find out that it simply helps you improve the look of your house and it maintains its integrity.

To know more about Gutters and the different materials they are made of; call or visit At The Top Restoration today.  Contact us to obtain your free estimate on roofing jobs, gutter installation or other types of house restoration.  Call today!