How Long Should Gutters Last?
Typically when we first buy a home, we don’t think about looking at the gutters to see if they are in tiptop shape or need replacing. It’s most likely because gutters don’t need replacing very often. If you buy your gutters from Paramount Building Inc., then you know that you have the finest quality of gutters and will not need to worry about them. With our professional services, we will ensure that your gutters are effective and worth the investment. When installing gutters, you will want to consider a few different factors so that you can make sure your gutters last the amount of time they are supposed to.
All gutters have around the same lifespan; most gutters should last between 20-25 years. Since there are many different types of gutters, some will last longer than others. For instance, most people will buy aluminum gutters because they can last almost as long as a new roof. Steel or aluminum gutters, around 3 to 4-inches, are the standard for new homes and aluminum gutters will never rust while steel can handle any fallen branches. Both types of gutters are relatively inexpensive for their quality. Vinyl gutters are also inexpensive but they will begin to leak, pull away from your roof, and twist within just a few short years of installation. It will barely last 2 years before you need to replace them again. On the other end of the spectrum, copper gutters will never rust nor need paining and last much longer but they are also very expensive.
Aluminum gutters are the best option for most homeowners. To make gutters last longer than 20 years, you will want to keep up with maintenance. First, you want to clean out your gutters often to keep them clean but be sure not to put ladders on them. Every 5 years, also put a sealant to protect the gutters and have a schedule for a company to continue to maintain your gutters. This can extend the life by 5 to 10 years.
If you notice any loose sections, holes or cracks, or even any nails lying on the ground from the gutters, then you are in need of gutter repair. At Paramount Building Inc., we are committed to providing the best products and the highest quality craftsmanship, so contact us today!