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Choosing the right material for your gutters will ensure the durability and efficiency of your system. As one of the best gutter protection companies in the area, ABC Seamless Siding is a strong advocate of investing in high-quality gutters that won’t disappoint.

In this article, we simplify the selection process for you by narrowing down your choices. Here we expound on why vinyl is a bad choice for gutters.


While higher-end vinyl gutters are more durable than more affordable models, they are still made from the same subpar material, a thermoplastic polymer called polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This type of plastic is prone to sagging, cracking warping over time, especially the thinner variants. Vinyl gutters also have seams, which, while not an immediate indication of poor quality, can make the system more susceptible to leaks.


The vinyl gutter color range has expanded over the past few years, but unless you consider shades of tan and beige to be adequate when it comes to hue variety, it’s still a meager selection.

Environmental Impact

The chemicals used to manufacture sturdy vinyl gutters are unfortunately detrimental to the environment. On top of being non-biodegradable, discarded PVC actually leaks harmful chemicals into the landfill or any nearby body of water.

When it comes to choosing your gutters, picking the best material is just one of the steps. To ensure that you’ll get a long-lasting, optimally performing gutter system, you also have to choose the right contractor for the job.

ABC Seamless Siding offers one of the best gutter protection systems on the market. Call us today at (907) 646-2228 to learn more about our products and to get a free quote. We serve Cookeville, TN.