Understanding the Different Materials Gutters Are Made From

Traditionally, gutters are made from a handful of materials designed to be lightweight and strong at the same time. Today, there are well over a dozen different gutter materials from which to choose. By taking the time to understand the basic pros and cons of the most popular gutter materials – aluminum, copper, galvanized steel, zinc, and vinyl – you can make better choices about your own purchases.   Aluminum Aluminum gutters are the most popular options among American homeowners. They are extremely lightweight so as not to cause damage to homes, and they come in a wide variety of colors. The biggest benefit of aluminum gutters is their rust resistance, and this makes them perfect for climates where rainfall… Continue reading »

Gutter Replacement and Curb Appeal: Which Material Should You Choose?

Your gutters serve one primary function – to move water off your roof and away from your home in order to protect your landscaping, foundation, and roof. However, just because they are functional, that does not mean they shouldn’t be aesthetically pleasing. Below, you’ll learn about the most popular gutter materials and how they can affect your home’s overall curb appeal.   Aluminum Aluminum is the most popular gutter material among homeowners in the United States, and for good reason. It’s durable, it’s lightweight, and it’s affordable – plenty for consumers to love. However, its economical price does come at another cost, and that’s the fact that aluminum is easily damaged by debris and even high wind. Over time, you… Continue reading »

Why Metal Gutters are (Sometimes) Better than Vinyl

Depending on where you live, you may want to think twice when deciding between vinyl and metal gutters. Although vinyl gutters are quite popular in many parts of the country, due to their ease of installation, affordability, and various colors and textures, they come with a unique set of downfalls that make metal gutters superior in many different ways. Take a look at what sets vinyl and metal gutters apart:   Why People Choose Vinyl Gutters   With all the various materials available for gutters, including steel, aluminum, and copper, people still choose vinyl relatively often. Vinyl has some advantages that are difficult to deny. It comes in more colors and textures than metal, and it’s incredibly affordable at the… Continue reading »

Why Trying to DIY your Own Gutters Could End up Disastrous

  While there are numerous home repair projects that can be undertaken in a DIY capacity, gutter replacement should not be considered as one of them. Here are a few reasons why it is best to leave this particular type of work to the professionals.   You Could Injure Yourself Every year, thousands of home owners are injured as a result of falling off roofs and ladders while trying to replace gutters. While some of these injuries are minor such as bruises, scrapes and sprains, many others are far more serious, such as broken bones, concussion or even paralysis. In many cases, you will end up spending more money on medical bills – and possibly a replacement ladder as well… Continue reading »

Vinyl Gutters 101

When shopping for a quality gutter system, homeowners have more material options than ever before.  From aluminum to copper to galvanized steel, there are many different styles and types to choose from. One type of gutter material that is becoming increasingly popular is vinyl.  Many homeowners are turning to vinyl for a durable, long-lasting solution to the gutter needs.  Read on to learn everything you need to know about vinyl gutter systems. Style OptionsAt GutterSupply.com we offer vinyl gutters in two different styles: Traditional and Contemporary (U-shaped).  The traditional option is available in 5” K Style and the contemporary in both 4” and 5” K Style.  Our catalog also includes a fully-coordinating line of accessories for both.  These styles are… Continue reading »

6 Key Benefits of Copper Rain Gutters

When it comes to rain gutters there are numerous materials for homeowners to choose from.  Many opt for basic vinyl or aluminum as an easy solution for their needs.  Some homes, especially historic or higher end properties, though could benefit from beautiful copper rain gutters.  Many shy away from copper as they think it will be too expensive to install.  While cost is an important factor to consider it shouldn’t be the only one.  It’s important for contractors to inform their clients of the many key benefits that a copper rain gutter system can provide.  Only when the customer has all the facts can they make the right decision for their home. Here are 6 key benefits of a copper… Continue reading »