Ask any roofing contractor how much it’ll cost you to have your gutter replaced, and you’ll probably get a list of options instead of a concrete price. That’s because the expense of gutter materials varies depending on the amount of material you need. This, in turn, will depend on the perimeter of your roof, and how far your roof is from the ground.
Here, Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation will discuss some of the gutter material options in ascending order of their expense. We will also discuss their pros and cons, so that you are able to make an educated choice once you start working on your gutter replacement project.
Vinyl as a material is very tough, but for something that essentially gets submerged whenever it rains or snows, this material is at the lowermost spectrum of the totem pole. Vinyl is easy to work with, and can be installed easily if you’re planning on installing it yourself, but it won’t be able to support too much weight.
This material is what most gutters are made of. They are lightweight yet sturdy, and are rust-proof, which makes them a favorite. Your local roofing contractor probably will propose using this material, especially because it can be painted to match the color of your roof.
Aluminum gutters also come in seamless versions, which is a little bit more expensive than regular aluminum gutters. This reduces the odds of leaks developing at unflashed seams, however, which more than makes up for the added expense.
Steel as a material is strong. It won’t break as easily as aluminum, which is great because you won’t have to worry about cracks and breaks for quite a while. Regular steel will corrode in time, which affects the longevity of this material, but stainless steel variants address this issue.
It’s a little bit more expensive per square feet than aluminum, and there isn’t much it can do that aluminum doesn’t already, but if peace of mind for a much longer time matters to you, then this material is for you. This is usually a good option offered by commercial roofing services providers.
These two materials are at the top of this totem pole for various reasons. These materials are heavy and tough, and don’t corrode at all. They are also very expensive, which is why these gutters are usually used during special circumstances, such as when you’re restoring an historic building, or when you’re installing a gutter system on a high-end property.
Do you want to know more about gutters and gutter materials? Turn to Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation. Give us a call at (865) 216-3274 (Knoxville) or (615) 906-1195 (Nashville). You can also fill out our contact form for a consultation. Our Lebanon and Knoxville, TN, offices are ready and willing to help you out with your queries.