Are aluminum or copper half-round gutters less expensive? Are aluminum or copper half-round gutters less expensive?
The difference in cost between copper half round gutters and aluminum half round gutters comes from the material used to make them, and the method used to install them. Copper is much more durable that aluminum, and copper can withstand the elements over an extended period of time better than aluminum. Aluminum tends to wear more quickly than copper, when exposed to ice and snow. Aluminum gutters can be installed with a simple set of gutter clamps or gutter nails. Copper gutters tend to use more reinforced methods of installation. Because of the expense of the material used to make them, and their installation methods, copper gutters tend to be more expensive than aluminum.