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 Infographic Rain Gutter Material Comparison

Rain Gutter Material Comparison

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Vinyl

Life Expectancy : > 20 years
Color Available : Yes
Price : Very Low
Advantages :
• Not Rust
• Ideal for DIY
• Quietly Redirects Water
Disadvantages :
• Easy Crack
• Leaks between Sections
• Additional Cost for Installation

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Aluminum

Life Expectancy : Lifetime
Color Available : Various
Price : Low
Advantages :
• Not Rust
• Various Color to Choos
• Can be Customized Seamless Gutter
Disadvantages :
• Easy Dents & Damage
• Expand & Contract with Temperature
• Need to be Repainted for Maintenance

 

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Galvanized

Life Expectancy : 15 – 20 years
Color Available : No
Price : Lower
Advantages :
• Resistant to Rust
• Stronger resisting Dents & Damage
• Can be Customized Seamless Gutter
Disadvantages :
• Protective Layer will Wear Off
• Hard to inspect the rusted area
• Heavier Metal, difficult to install

 

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Copper

Life Expectancy : Lifetime
Color Available : No
Price : Very High
Advantages :
• Less Maintenance
• Beautiful Material will Last Long
• Can be Customized Seamless Gutter
Disadvantages :
• Most Expensive Material
• Higher Labor Cost for Installation
• Fading into Patina Color, will Lose its shine

 

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Stainless Steel

Life Expectancy : 50 years
Color Available : No
Price :  High
Advantages :
• Resistant to Rust (for Coastal Area)
• Very Strong Material
• Can be Customized Seamless Gutter
Disadvantages :
• Expensive Material
• Higher Cost for Installation
• Heavier Metal, making installation difficult

Wonder how to choose the right material?

Please see the following pages for more detail of each material comparison

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