vinyl vs. aluminum gutters

Old 04-08-02, 05:52 PM
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Question vinyl vs. aluminum gutters

What is better, aluminum or vinyl gutters? The vinyl is $2.99 for 10 ft. and aluminum is $4.48. Does that mean that vinyl isn't going to last very long? Before I spend my money and time I need to know whether I'm wasting it or not. When I searched using 'plastic' instead of "vinyl vs. aluminum", I found that plastic doesn't hold up well in the sun and in the cold. Is vinyl and plastic the same thing? That sounds like a dumb question to me but I have to ask. I have read that some people prefer vinyl. There are so many contradictory opinions. Help!
Old 04-09-02, 01:41 PM
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Yes, vinyl and plastic are pretty much the same. You already stated the reasons for not using them. Go with aluminum, get the heavy guage metal if you can. Cheap gutters can be very expensive in the long run.

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