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"What is the difference between aluminum and vinyl gutters?"
Aluminum gutters are slightly more expensive than vinyl gutters, in part because they’re more durable and are resistant to corrosion.
Both, however, have some similarities: Aluminum and vinyl gutters are lightweight, easy to install, and available in multiple colors.
Steel and copper gutters are even more durable than aluminum ones.
"How much do aluminum gutters cost to install?"
Aluminum gutters cost an average of $6 to $12 per foot, according to HomeAdvisor.com. If you pay someone to install them for you, you’ll likely pay about $75 an hour (the job can take a total of 7 hours to complete).
If you need to install 200 feet of aluminum gutters in your home, for example, you can expect to pay about $1,500 to $3,000.
"What size do aluminum gutters come in?"
Aluminum gutters usually come in 4-inch, 5-inch, and 6-inch sizes. (A 5-inch gutter is the typical standard size.) They also come in two different shapes: a k-style gutter and a half-round gutter.
K-style gutters are curved on the front. They’re the most common choice for homeowners, and can handle more water than half-round gutters. Half-round gutters are semi-circular, and tend to be used on older houses.
"How long do aluminum gutters last?"
A well-maintained aluminum gutter system can last around 20 years. To maintain your gutters, try to clean them at least twice a year — for example, in the spring and the fall — and remove any sticks, leaves, debris that may have accumulated.
"How long does it take to install aluminum gutters?"
It can take an experienced professional about 7 hours to install about 150 feet of gutters. Oftentimes, the job can be finished in one to three days.
Although installing aluminum gutters can be a DIY job, your best bet is to hire a professional gutter contractor. Incorrectly installing a gutter can lead to water damage, which can hurt the foundation of your home and lead to more aggravation and expenses.