No. 6 of 10 Reasons to Choose Seamless Aluminium Gutters
Seamless gutters are economic to install
Seamless gutters are probably the most economical rainwater system available.
Most people believe that plastic (uPVC) gutters are cheap. This may have been true but increased rainfall and the requirement for gutter sizes to increase means there is now very little difference between the price of correctly sized plastic and seamless aluminium gutters.
To demonstrate this, a survey conducted in 2017, over 130 installers were asked to price given property examples in both aluminium seamless gutters and uPVC options. The average results across the respondents showed that the upfront cost of installing Mustang guttering was within 5%-7% of the cost of installing plastic gutters.
In addition to the initial install costs, plastic gutters are significantly more expensive to maintain and will not last as long as the other elements on the roof, such as tiles, fascias and soffits. The average maintenance requirements for plastic gutters is for the joints to be replaced about every 5-7 years and the system lasting around 15-20 years. If your property is more than a single storey high, then additional scaffolding costs will be required on top of the labour costs to replace the plastic at the end of its functional life.
By comparison, Mustang Seamless gutters are certified by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) to be maintenance free for in excess of 30 years.