Are Vinyl or Metal Gutters Better?
Vinyl gutters have become quite popular in many parts of the United States. Proponents typically list their resistance to corrosion and superior aesthetic appeal as reasons to choose vinyl gutters over their metal counterparts. However, if you live in southern Wyoming or northern Colorado and you’re thinking of replacing your metal gutters with a vinyl system, you could be making a big mistake. Vinyl gutters may be acceptable for hot, humid areas of the country, but they’re not suitable for the climate in the American Northwest. Let’s look at a few of the reasons why.
Homeowners in Wyoming and Colorado must fortify their homes for harsh winter weather, including heavy snowfall, hailstorms, and strong winds that can pummel a gutter system with flying debris. Metal gutters – especially heavy-duty steel gutters – are far better equipped to withstand such abuse, and they’re less likely than vinyl gutters to buckle when ice and snow pile up on your roof’s edge. Moreover, the freeze-and-thaw cycle that occurs during seasonal transitions can make vinyl brittle and susceptible to cracking. Metal gutters are far less vulnerable to this type of damage and thus are a better choice for this region.
Some homeowners think they have to install vinyl gutters to get a color selection that will allow them to complement the existing colors of their homes. Although the metal gutters of yesteryear offered few colors to choose from, that’s hardly the case for homeowners who turn to ABC Seamless of Cheyenne for installation of sturdy seamless steel gutters. Our customers have more than two dozen colors to choose from. We also offer an innovative designer gutter system that will integrate your gutters with your soffit and fascia so skillfully that few people will distinguish them as separate from the traditional architectural features of your home. What’s more, we galvanize our premium-grade steel gutters to prevent rust and we coat them with an industry-leading finish that helps them resist fading for many years, providing an advantage that vinyl gutter systems can’t claim.
For these reasons and others, metal gutters are clearly the best option for homeowners in Wyoming and Colorado. And the seamless steel gutters available from ABC Seamless of Cheyenne are the ideal choice and, if you’re planning to install new gutters at your home in this region, we’ll be delighted to tell you why. Contact us today to get started.