We are nearing the rainy season for Los Angeles residents; it’s that time where homeowners should be inspecting their rain gutters for any damage and replacing damaged gutters. A good drainage system is very important as it can prevent homes from basement leaks, and can even damage the foundation. Here are a few things to consider when deciding on the material for your new rain gutter system.
Aluminum Rain Gutters
Aluminum rain gutters are considered the most affordable which makes it the most popular choice among homeowners. This material is lightweight, simple to install. Maintenance is easy and can last up to 30 years and won’t rust. However, because aluminum is lighter it can be dented and bent easily from extreme weather conditions.
Steel rain gutters are stronger and do not easily bend or dent like aluminum would. However, steel is a lot heavier than aluminum which requires more brackets to secure it and therefore can be costly. Steel rain gutters have a typical lifespan of 5 to 10 years, but must be repainted regularly to prevent rust from developing.
Many homeowners choose to consider copper rain gutters because of its aesthetic appeal. This material is durable, they can be maintained simply by calling on one of our maintenance technicians who perform affordable check- ups for our loyal customers. This material must be installed by a professional and regular sealant must be applied to maintain its color and avoid corrosion.
Making the Right Decision for Your Home
The material you choose to use for your rain gutters depends on your budget, environment, and preference. All rain gutter systems are able to handle rainfall and water runoff, discuss your options with the rain gutters specialists in Los Angeles to find the best possible material for your home.