3 Things To Know About Aluminum Gutters

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3 Things To Know About Aluminum Gutters

4 September 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Your home's gutters play a key role in keeping your home moisture free. Without gutters, water could enter into your home through the roof whenever it rains or snows. Gutters are a key component for avoiding water damage to your home. There are a variety of gutters to choose from. Aluminum gutters are a popular option and work well for  different styles of homes. If you are thinking about new aluminum gutters, here are three things that you should know.

Your Options

The first thing that you will want to look into when it comes to aluminum gutters is your options. Not only do gutters keep water away from your home, they also have a big impact on your home's curb appeal. There are various styles, sizes, and colors to choose from. Finding the right option for your home is easier than ever. Common types of gutter styles include k-style and half round gutters. Half round gutters are a popular option for older or historic style homes. You also have the choice between seamless and non-seamless gutters. The most common widths are 5 and 6 inches. Aluminum is the most popular gutter material and comes in different colors.

The Cost

Of course when it comes to any home improvement project, cost is key. The cost of new gutters will vary depending on the size of your home and the type of gutter you choose. The difficulty of installation can also have an impact on the price. On average you can expect to pay between $6 and $12 per linear foot for aluminum gutters. Downspouts average between $5 and $8 per foot. Seamless aluminum gutters cost on average $1,340 for a 200-foot project. When it comes to aluminum gutters you will want to get an estimate of the costs from your contractor before starting the project.

The Lifespan

Aluminum gutters are lightweight, easy to install, and attractive. For this reason they are the most popular type of gutter. However, even with proper care and maintenance, eventually replacement will be needed. Aluminum gutters last on average for 25 years before replacement is needed. While some types of gutters do last longer, aluminum is very durable. Due to it's relatively low cost, it's also a cost effective option for your home.

If you are considering aluminum gutters, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you will want to look into your options and determine which type of gutter will work best for your home. Costs can vary but on average you will pay between $6 and $12 per linear foot. The average lifespan of these types of gutters is 25 years.