How Long Should Aluminum Gutters Last?

seamless-aluminum-gutterIf you’re thinking about installing seamless aluminum gutters in your home it certainly pays to understand how long those gutters might last. Fortunately, seamless aluminum gutters are typically an excellent investment!

If installed properly and cleaned regularly most aluminum gutters can last 20 or 30 years, just about as long as a good roof. Compare that to vinyl gutters, which may begin to twist, leak, or pull away from the roof of your home within 1-2 years of installation. Sometimes, vinyl gutters don’t even make it that long.

Do You Need to Replace Your Gutters Right Now?

Gutters aren’t “fun,” so it’s natural that you might want to put off a replacement as long as possible. However, there are a few common signs which indicate that this task can’t wait any longer.

Look for:

  • Holes or pits in the ground below your gutters
  • Standing water in your gutters
  • Splits in your gutters
  • Leaks that are attacking your soffit and fascia
  • Your gutters detaching from your house
  • Rusted gutters

You should inspect your gutters periodically, especially if you don’t already have aluminum gutters. Steel gutters rust, and vinyl gutters get torn up very quickly.

Some of these problems can simply be repaired, of course. But in many cases it is better to just replace the whole system rather than risk damage to the foundation, windows, doors, or other vital areas of your home.

Bottom line? Gutters are an investment that protects your entire home.

If you’d like long-lasting seamless aluminum gutters for your home and you live in Brandon, Wesley Chapel, New Port Richey or anywhere else in the Tampa Bay Area, call us. We offer 35 years of experience and free estimates.

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