Steel vs. Aluminum Gutters

Both steel and aluminium gutters are popular types of gutters for various reasons. This article will shed light on the pros and cons of both types of gutters by comparing and contrasting them.


Both types of gutters have the function of diverting water to prevent it from damaging the building's foundation,walls, and siding.


Steel and aluminium are both strong and durable materials. However, aluminium gutters tend to be even more resistant than steel. This is due to the fact that aluminium gutters are manufactured in seamless units, so they involve less maintenance when compared to their steel counterparts, which are manufactured in sections and have joints. In fact, they tend to wear away mostly at these joints. Having said that though, it must be noted that steel is less prone to dents when compared to aluminium.

Weight Considerations

Steel gutters are heavier than aluminium gutters, making the latter easier to install.


Nowadays, appearance plays an important role. Both steel and aluminium gutters can be found in a range of colors, so you will be able to find gutters that will match with the style and theme of your house.


Both steel and aluminium gutters are relatively affordable and are roughly equal in price. When compared to vinyl gutters, they are a bit more expensive. On the other hand, they are much cheaper than wood gutters or copper gutters.