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Gutters maintain the structural integrity of a roof by keeping water damage at bay. Gutters are not made equal, though, which makes deciding on the material for your gutters difficult and time-consuming.

A Guide to Identifying Various Gutter Materials

Luckily, Gutter Helmet® of North Carolina, offering the best rain gutter system for gutters, wrote this handy guide to help you find the right type of gutters you need.

Copper or Zinc Gutters

Copper gutters develop a patina that causes your gutters to look better over time, lending a storied look to your home. Copper and zinc gutters resist rust as well, making them more durable than other gutter types. While copper gutters are more expensive, you can’t go wrong with the value they bring to the table, including longevity and reduced maintenance requirements.

Galvanized Tin Gutters

Galvanized tin, as far as gutter use is concerned, is one of the most common gutter materials. This gutter type is sturdy enough to handle heavy snowfall and rain. It only has one maintenance drawback, though; these gutters need constant painting to prevent rust from penetrating the galvanized coating.

Aluminum Gutters

These gutters are characterized by their lightweight material, ability to handle large volumes of rainwater and resistance to rusting. Aluminum gutters are also easy to install because they can with minimal effort be cut into different lengths and shapes. They are usually custom-made for your home to ensure a a snug fit, and they area available in both seamless and seamed types.

Need gutter protection? The Gutter Helmet® system is the best rain gutter system. It can be paired with any type of gutter you have in your home. Our product can guarantee that you’ll never have to clean your gutters again. You can talk to us at (844) 204-1015 or fill out our online contact form for a free project estimate or more information. We proudly serve homeowners in Charlotte, NC.