Users' questions

Are vinyl downspouts good?

Are vinyl downspouts good?

Vinyl is lightweight and easy to install, and for the most part, it does a good job withstanding the elements — at least, for a while. Most homeowners who choose vinyl gutters over metal do so for aesthetic reasons, and the low price is an added bonus.

Which is better aluminum or vinyl downspouts?

Aluminum gutters are more durable than vinyl gutters. They will not sag and can last 20 or more years in most climates. Coastal areas may cause corrosion in aluminum gutters because of exposure to moisture and salt. However, heavy snow, hail, and wind can cause aluminum gutters to become dented or even damaged.

What sizes do downspouts come in?

Downspouts are commonly 2 x 3 inches and 3 x 4 inches in size or 3 or 4 inches in diameter.

What kind of downspout can I get at Lowes?

The Amerimax 3 In. x 4 In. Vinyl downspout features crush- and dent-proof vinyl construction to withstand extreme temperatures. This durable downspout is maintenance free and has UV stabilizers to help prevent UV light degradation. Compatible with 3 In. x 4 In. metal or vinyl downspouts, this versatile downspout has a lifetime guarantee.

What kind of gutter do you get at Lowes?

At Lowe’s, we have a huge selection of gutters, gutter downspout components, gutter connectors and gutter brackets. There are two main types of gutters to choose from. Aluminum gutters are more popular as they’re durable and are known to last over 20 years in any climate.

Which is better aluminum gutters or vinyl gutters?

Vinyl gutters are typically less expensive than aluminum but have a shorter life span. Depending on where you live, vinyl gutters might be the right option for you. Gutter replacement is a big job.

What’s the best way to hang a downspout?

One of the most popular ways to attach downspout to the wall is to use a decorative downspout band that matches the downspout. The band bends around the downspout and attaches to the wall with nails or screws. This downspout band has a baked on factory finish and can be used with 2-in x 3-in or 3-in x 4-in white aluminum downspout. View More