Once you have decided on whether six-inch gutter systems are right for you, it is time to decide on which material you want. At Williamson Gutters, we have every kind of material for you to pick from – whether you want to upgrade the look and feel of your home with elegant copper, or want to add rustic appeal to your home with the specialized coating of galvanized steel.
However, most owners – nearly 80 percent– choose aluminum because of its lightweight and highly durable properties. In fact, over the past 10 years or so, major automotive companies have begun to utilize aluminum to produce the frame of many of your favorite cars and trucks because of it has a high quality and provides more affordable pricing for buyers. This is the same for gutter systems – often, aluminum is one of the least expensive options compared to copper or galvanized steel.
While the lower price can be a driving factor for choosing this material, there are also many other great benefits to it to help ensure your home is safe from the potential dangers that come from improperly functioning gutters.
Because aluminum is strong and highly durable, it can withstand any type of weather from constant rainfall, to heavy snow or hail with minimal damage or warping. It will even stand up to the San Antonio area’s hot, muggy summers and wind-whipped winters.
It is also less likely to rust or weaken, so your home is better protected from the elements and potential problems. And because it is less likely to rust, they are also able to last for 10 to 30 years with proper maintenance and cleaning.