Which Rain Gutter Material is Right for Your New Hampshire Home?
Get your mind in the gutter for your upcoming rain gutter installation.
If you have a rain gutter installation coming up for your New Hampshire home, it’s important to know the different types of gutter materials out there. Each material offers a different quality and unique benefits that the others don’t. You have to take into account issues of both budget and quality. Here’s a breakdown of a few of the most common rain gutter materials and the advantages of each one. Which is right for your New Hampshire home?
Vinyl gutters are popular for the fact that they don’t rust or corrode, and they’re the cheapest option on the market. They’re lightweight and easy to put together, a popular option for DIY homeowners looking to save money. However, poor DIY installation can cause them to sag or tear. They also don’t do well in extreme cold, instead becoming brittle and breakable. Because winters can be quite harsh in New Hampshire, vinyl is an option but perhaps not the best option for the climate overall.
Steel and Copper
Steel and copper, on the other hand, are known for their incredible durability. In fact, stainless steel is known to be nearly indestructible and can last for years without rusting. Galvanized steel and copper gutters, however, are still known to be sturdy. They’ll last for longer than many gutters, but you have to pay for that durability. Steel and copper rain gutters are rather expensive, and stainless steel gutters can cost as much as four times the cost of vinyl or aluminium rain gutters.
Aluminium is a good compromise between the lightness and affordability of vinyl and the sturdy nature of steel and copper. Like vinyl, aluminium is lightweight and easy to put together. However, unlike vinyl, it’s made to withstand cold temperatures as well as warm. Like steel and copper, it’s very durable and won’t rust or corrode under normal use. Aluminium rain gutters cost significantly less than steel and copper rain gutters and are generally a budget friendly option. They can also be painted a wide range of colors for style.
At Jancewicz & Son, we’re proud to offer aluminium rain gutters and our customers love the durability and affordability. Contact us today for more information or a free quote for your rain gutter installation.