Alternative Gutter Materials

There are many different materials that can be used in the construction of rain gutters. Each has unique aesthetic properties and works best for different applications. WE will explore some different gutter materials so you may determine what works best for your particular situation.


Aluminum gutters are the most popular gutter material available due to their durability and affordability. Aluminum is easy to shape, won’t rust, and can be painted to match your home. Many aluminum gutters are installed without seams, depending upon your particular building.


Steel gutters are usually galvanized, but there are stainless steel gutters. These systems are more expensive, and galvanized steel will eventually rust. If you experience extreme weather, the durability of steel may be attractive, although stainless steel gutters can be nearly twice as expensive.


Copper gutters are remarkably durable and offer a unique aesthetic value that other gutters simply do not. It is remarkably durable and can be used in most environments. Copper gutters do not rust, but will develop a patina as the surface of the metal changes with exposure to the environment. Copper gutters are among the more expensive systems on the market, but they remain popular due to their beauty and functionality.

If you’re thinking about upgrading your gutter systems, consider some of these alternatives. When it comes time to install your new gutter system, let Great Built Construction help! Give us a call at (210) 663-0464