When planning a gutter installation, one of the first things you need to consider is the cost. The price of new gutters varies by material, manufacturer, and installer. Moreover, it always pays to invest in high-quality materials as gutters are essential in protecting your home from water damage.
Read on to learn more about the cost of new gutters.
Copper and Stainless Steel
While copper and stainless steel gutters have higher initial costs, they are more durable, stronger and longer-lasting. Copper doesn’t rust and has a green patina. You can usually see it in historic and high-end homes. Stainless steel gutters don’t rust and can be painted in any color you prefer.
Zinc and Aluminum
The cost of zinc and aluminum gutters mainly depends on the metals market. These are the most popular gutter materials. They are known to be light and easy to install. Also, they don’t rust like other gutter materials. Companies who are offering seamless gutters are likely referring to aluminum gutters. Aluminum gutters are available in various colors to match every home. Stronger than aluminum, zinc can cost more but it develops a bluish patina as it ages.
To make these gutters more efficient, you can invest in a quality gutter protection system. Gutter guards will prevent debris from entering the gutters, encouraging smooth water flow and saving you on maintenance costs.
Vinyl, Plastic, and Galvanized Steel
While these materials cost less, they come with a lot of disadvantages. Vinyl and plastic gutters don’t stand up well in cold conditions because they can turn brittle and eventually break. These materials are common in warmer regions of the U.S. that don’t experience as much rain and freezing temperatures. Meanwhile, galvanized steel is a little more expensive but it is prone to rust.
At Gutter Helmet® of Dallas Fort Worth, you can count on us for superior gutter protection systems. Aside from Gutter Helmet installation, we also specialize in residential roofing. Give us a call at (817) 495-7278 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service.