5 Benefits of metal guttering
Both steel guttering and aluminium guttering are popular choices with commercial builds and homeowners around the UK. Offering strength and durability as well as style and low maintenance, metal guttering has a range of advantages, so read on for our top reasons to invest.
Why should I invest in metal guttering?
At The Gutter & Cladding Company, we provide aluminium and steel guttering. Steel is an alloy material that can stand up to extreme durability, whilst aluminium is more lightweight and rust-proof, yet also long-lasting. When galvanised, it can become even more resistant to corrosion, meaning that your guttering can stand up to a lot of wear and tear.
With a shiny finish, metal guttering can certainly enhance your exterior. With plenty of finishes, including extruded and pressed aluminium ranges, metal guttering can look fantastic; at The Gutter & Cladding Company, we offer a wide range of colours too, so if you’re looking to match your fascia boards, we have options to assist.
Not all guttering is temperature-resistant, but metal guttering is resistant to expansion in extreme heat, unlike a lot of other gutter types. Steel or aluminium won’t warp whether the weather is either hot or cold, and it won’t rust either, meaning that you don’t have to worry about excessive rain damaging your guttering.
Easy to install and low maintenance
Whilst metal guttering is undoubtedly heavier than plastic, it’s no more difficult to install or maintain. Our steel gutters are in fact lighter than iron guttering, which is still a popular choice, but all of our gutters are really easy to install and aluminium guttering doesn’t require as regular maintenance as plastic.
The great thing about installing guttering that lasts a long time is that it’s extremely good for the environment. Steel is 100% recyclable too, so you won’t have to worry when you do replace it: metal gutters aren’t made with harmful by-products like plastic either, and can’t break into smaller shards if they break.