Vinyl and aluminum gutters are two of the best types of gutters because they are cost-effective and offer a great combination of style, durability and price. Solid plugs are the best, since they use the inverse curve or liquid adhesion model, which works best. The disadvantage of this type of roofing is the installation process, which is usually handled by a subcontractor. Vinyl gutters are easy to install and never rust, making them one of the most affordable options.
Aluminum gutters are also a popular option, as they don't rust and can be painted to match the color of your home. However, they can easily dent or bend and lose their shape. Stainless steel gutters are a great option but come at a higher price. They are stronger than other types of gutters, but they do not rust.
Other decisions you should make include choosing between sectional or seamless and K-shaped or semicircular gutters. Seamless gutters are custom designed on site and metals such as copper and stainless steel are generally chosen for high-end installations. Wood is no longer rarely used, but architectural purists may opt for it.