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Different types of gutters
in South Africa

How to choose the right gutter for your home or office

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Having reliable gutters installed along your roof-line is important and choosing a reputable gutter installation company is essential. It can save you thousands of dollars on repairs by preventing water damage to roofs and the entire property. However, it is even more important to choose the right gutter type when building a home. From galvanized steel and copper to aluminum and vinyl gutters, gutter systems come in different styles and sizes. So whether you are planning to replace or install new guttering system, here is an overview of the different types of gutters to choose from.

Aluminum gutters

Aluminum dominates the gutter market and for very good reasons. First, the material is quite affordable and can be molded in different shapes like half-round and K-style gutters. It is rust resistant, lightweight and lasts longer than some materials. Available in a wide range of colors to choose from, these guttering systems are easy to work with and can hold paint well. In addition, aluminum gutters can be manufactured in seamless models. On the downside though, aluminum isn’t structurally as strong as other gutter materials.

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white aluminum gutter

Copper gutters

Copper gutters are a heavy-duty material making them very long lasting. They are an extremely upscale and an attractive choice but cost a bit more than other metals. No painting is required on this guttering system and over time the bright finish usually weathers to an attractive patina. The guttering system needs to be welded to ensure the installation holds well so hiring the services of a professional gutter installer is recommended.

copper gutter
copper downpipe

Galvanized steel gutters

Coated with a layer of zinc, galvanized steel gutters are by far the most popular guttering system. They are very strong but may be prone to rusting. They are also available with a coating of aluminum and zinc which alleviates the rust issue although more expensive. Inspecting and cleaning these gutters is highly recommended to prevent premature rusting as well as clogging. In addition, ensuring the gutters are installed properly will also ensure they last longer.

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galvanized steel gutter

Zinc gutters

Durable and long lasting, zinc gutters will definitely stand the test of time. They are made from an alloy of 99.5% zinc with small amounts of titanium and copper. For this reason, they are more expensive and cumbersome compared to other guttering systems. Additionally, this guttering system requires pro installation. Fortunately, they don’t need any painting and require very little maintenance.

zinc gutters
zinc gutter downpipe

Vinyl gutters

These are one of the least expensive gutter options in the market today. They are therefore a good option for people who want to have a fast installation process and save money. Lightweight and easy to manage, vinyl gutters cannot rust and will even clip together thereby allowing for an easy install. They also require little maintenance but can crack in severe cold weather.

vinyl gutter
vinyl gutter downpipe

We install all types of gutters in Johannesburg and Pretoria

When you need high-quality and professional gutter installation in Johannesburg or Pretoria on your residential or commercial property, we are here to help you. With our years of experience in the gutter installation industry, we help property owners find the right gutters for their needs and install them professionally.

So whether you are looking for maximum savings or you’re just more concerned with stunning looks, we have all types of gutter systems to meet your specific needs. Call us today for a consultation to discuss which gutter options may be right for your property and budget.