How Long Do Steel Gutters Last?
Generally speaking, galvanized steel gutters are among the longest-lasting gutters you can buy. Depending on the quality of the steel gutters you choose, you can expect to get decades of protection for your home. In fact, at ABC Seamless of Cheyenne, the premium steel gutters we install for homeowners in southern Wyoming and northern Colorado are backed by a 50-year warranty. By comparison, under perfect weather conditions, typical aluminum gutters may last about 20 years. However, the weather conditions in this region are hardly perfect from the standpoint of protecting your home’s exterior. Here are a few of Mother Nature’s assaults that are likely to cause an aluminum gutter system to require premature replacement:
In this part of the country, we often experience strong winds that can catch gutters at a certain angle and rip them away from their moorings at your roof’s edge. Steel gutters are less susceptible to wind damage. And, at ABC Seamless of Cheyenne, we go the extra mile to install our tough seamless steel gutters with ultra-sturdy steel hangers, which will help anchor them firmly in place, even in winds of up to 160 mph.
Steel gutters are far less likely than aluminum gutter systems to become dented or dislodged when struck by windblown debris. In fact, unlike steel gutters, aluminum gutters are often damaged simply by propping ladders against them.
Heavy Snowfall and Hail
Winter is an exceptionally trying time for gutters because of the extra weight of snow and ice that can pile up at your roof’s edge and cause ordinary gutters to buckle. What’s more, winter in this region often brings severe hailstorms that can cause extensive damage to an aluminum or vinyl gutter system.
If you’re ready to replace the gutter system on your home in the Cheyenne area, we’ll be happy to tell you more about the merits of our seamless steel gutters, as well as the stainless steel micromesh gutter guards we install for homeowners in this region. Contact ABC Seamless of Cheyenne today to get started.