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Your gutters need to be in good condition at all times so they can protect your home from water damage. In the event that your gutter system can no longer perform at an optimal level, you need to replace it as soon as possible.

In this post, Gutter Helmet® of Minnesota — a trusted expert in Gutter Helmet systems — discusses two essential factors that can affect the cost of installing new gutters.

Material

Your choice of gutter material is the first thing to consider when creating a budget for the project. These are the four most common materials used for gutter systems:

  1. Vinyl – It’s one of the cheapest on the market, but beware because it’s known for being prone to cracks and leaks. 
  2. Galvanized Steel – It’s also one of the least expensive gutter materials, but it’s prone to rusting.
  3. Aluminum – A mid-range option price-wise, aluminum gutters are lightweight, making them easy to install. However, aluminum is prone to dents.
  4. Stainless Steel – One of the most expensive gutter materials, stainless steel is quite sturdy and long-lasting.
  5. Copper – This high-end option, but has a reputation for durability and longevity. 

Downspouts

Downspouts play an essential role in directing water away from your home. Typically, the same material is used for the gutters and downspouts. But if you ever decide to use a different material for your downspout, take note that vinyl remains the cheapest option. Aluminum is slightly more expensive, with copper being the most costly.

Gutter Helmet of Minnesota is a family-owned and operated company with expertise in Gutter Helmet systems. With our team’s dedication to quality workmanship, you can rest assured that your new gutters will stand the test of time. Call us at (800) 824-3772 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Monticello, MN.