Two materials that are light and easy to install are aluminum and vinyl. Many times, when aluminum gutters are being installed, your Byron Gutter Company contractors will have special mobile extruding equipment to custom make and cut the gutters right on site. Many people choose aluminum gutters because of the reduced cost and speed of installation and aluminum gutters are the standard for most new home construction.
Another choice is steel, which is much stronger, and is often used on existing homes. Steel is much more durable, and will withstand damage from wind, ice or debris that might damage aluminum gutters. If you live in areas where there are frequent changes or extremes in the weather, it will hold up much better than most other materials, though it will cost you a little more. Steel gutters come in a smaller range of colors, but a skilled Byron Gutter Company will have a good idea of what will complement your home, and will be happy to help you choose one that would be a good match.
Sometimes zinc and copper are used for gutters, though this tends to be for special projects. These materials change color over time, and add to the originality of historical or older style homes. One downside of these materials is that they are less durable in cold temperatures, and may even crack if exposed to extreme cold. If you are unsure of which type of gutter would be right for you home, a skilled Byron Gutter Company will be able to help you make a well informed decision.
To help you decide what needs to be included to make your gutters work properly, a Byron Gutter Company will provide advice and information. Usually, guttering comes in ten-foot long sections. These sections are joined using brackets and the ends are attached to downspouts around your home. If the sections are not connected properly, they can leak and cause damage to your siding, fascia, or other parts of your house beneath the gutter. Brackets supporting the gutters are connected directly to your house. A Byron Gutter Company contractor can determine the best placement for these. Screens are used to keep leaves, bird nests and other debris from blocking the gutters and special supports will help the gutter maintain its shape.