What is galvanized gutters made of? The steel gutter has a thin coat of zinc on it. The extra layer of coating serves to add protection. Because of this, they can better resist water, and weather, as well as physical damage. You can paint over this material to meet style preferences, and to help increase protection against the elements. Thermal warping also is not an issue with galvanized steel, which makes it better in hot, or rapidly changing environments.
Galvanized steel is among the most durable materials you can choose for your gutter system and is less likely to crack under the pressure of wind gusts, falling branches, or collected yard waste, such as leaves, twigs, and mud. To learn more about why install galvanized steel gutters, read here.
Stainless Steel vs. Galvanized Gutters
When comparing stainless steel to galvanized steel, cleaning is much easier for galvanized than stainless. Chlorine-based bleaches can destroy the oxide layer on stainless steel, but not with galvanized. As far as installation, both types of steel are relatively easy to install, but galvanized steel weighs less and is easier to cut.
Often you can see galvanized gutter system installations on contemporary style homes, barns and farm homes. The unique mill finish can really compliment the right home or project. These gutters were the perfect choice for the featured homes in the photos in the above gallery.
Galvanized gutter systems are also very cost efficient. They are fairly inexpensive when compared to copper, and are available in both Half-Round and K-Style. Seamless galvanized gutters are available in some of our locations, so be sure to check with yours.
Schedule your free estimate today by filling out the form on this page for a quote. A Solutionist will be glad to review all gutter options with you and create a gutter system that fits best for your home and it’s location.