At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we offer every service you could ever need for your gutters. This includes installation to routine cleaning to repairs. If it’s time to install gutters on a new home, give us a call. If you need to clean your gutters but you’re strapped for time, we can help. If you notice damage to your gutters, we can help fix that. The longer you wait to repair your gutters, the more damage can be done – not only the outside of your home, but the inside too. As soon as you notice something wrong with your gutters, call a professional. We are here to help!
We know that deciding which gutters will be most effective for your home can be a tough decision. With so many different materials, styles, colors, and sizes, the decision between gutters can be overwhelming, but we can help! There are many different materials that make up types of gutters, including aluminum, copper, steep, galvalume, zinc, and vinyl. These are the six most commonly used types of gutter material.
Aluminum gutters typically dominate the gutter market, because aluminum is corrosion-resistant and lightweight. It is easy to work with, and you can find aluminum gutters in a range of colors to make your home look beautiful. Aluminum gutters are also typically less expensive than other alternatives, making them a great choice.
Copper gutters are more expensive than aluminum, but they will not last longer than aluminum gutters. When you pay the additional cost, you would want your gutters to work effectively for as long as possible. As long as your copper gutters are installed properly, there are definitely long term and short term advantages to installing copper gutters. Copper gutters look beautiful, which is why people choose them often. With copper gutters, you won’t need to paint them, and they will not grow mold like other painted surfaces might.
Galvanized steel gutters are made of steel with a zinc coated layer. This type of gutter is strong, but the downside is that they’re prone to rust. Proper installation is very important to ensure proper drainage and avoid standing water in your gutters. With galvanized steel gutters, it is highly recommended to install leaf protectors, and you must inspect and clean your galvanized gutters to prevent clogging and early rusting.
Galvalume is steel with a coating of aluminum and zinc. This makes for a strong, durable metal that resists corrosion long-term. Made of 55% aluminum and 45% zinc, this coating is applied to the steel sheet by a dipping process. Depending on where your home is located, galvalume has around nine times the lifespan of galvanized steel.
Zinc gutters are another good choice. They are made from an alloy of mostly zinc with traces of copper and titanium. Similar to copper, zinc is normally used unpainted, and will develop a protective layer from weathering and corrosion. Zinc gutters cost much more than aluminum, but this type of gutter system has over twice the lifespan of aluminum. They require no paint, and very little maintenance.
Finally, vinyl gutters are a low-budget alternative to aluminum gutters. Plastic gutters are the easiest type of gutters to install, because they come in pre-cut sections and are light weight. This helps during installation. Don’t expect your vinyl gutters to last as long as other materials, though.
While it is possible to install gutters on your own, we highly recommend calling a professional to get the job done. We professionally install gutters and rain systems. What type of gutters and mounting system should you choose for your home? There are many factors to consider when making this difficult decision. Give us a call to determine what is best for your home in Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, and surrounding areas in North Carolina. We offer any service you might need when it comes to gutters, including installation of seamless gutters, gutter guards, copper gutters, galvanized gutters, gutter covers, PVC gutters, and wood gutters. We also offer cleaning, repair, and any other maintenance your gutters might need. Check out the lists of our services and products offered below, and let us know how we can help!