Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

3 Budget-Friendly Rain Gutter Types For Your Install Project

Juanita Douglas

New rain gutters can improve both the appearance and sturdiness of your home. In appearance, new rain gutters can give your home a fresh new look and can even be purchased in trendy hues like black, hunter green, or even brick red. Your home's foundation benefits from a new gutter install by having a positive drain system in place to draw rain and snow water away from your home and out into your landscape. If you don't have a lot of money to spend but still need to replace your sagging and uneven rain gutters, consider these 3 styles that won't break the bank.


Aluminum gutters are a great choice for a cheaper install for a few reasons. Being lightweight in design and flexible, it's an easy material to install on your own if you have the basic skills. This material can save you money over hiring a contractor. Since this material is also less costly than its copper or slate counterparts, you can afford to hire a contractor as well and still save money. You can buy aluminum rain gutters (starting at around $4 per linear foot) in a variety of colors, with popular hues being:

  • white
  • dark brown
  • pewter
  • tan
  • black


Vinyl gutters are another cheap style of rain gutter to choose from, and they are very durable and long-lasting in mild temperatures. If you live in a colder climate, you may want to go with aluminum since vinyl can crack in extreme cold. You can prevent this from happening by keeping your vinyl gutters free of debris that can freeze and cause damage. If you don't mind the limited color choice provided in vinyl gutter styles, you can easily install this material on your own home yourself to save you money in your limited budget. Vinyl gutters cost on average under $1,000 when done professionally.


Steel is a costlier style of rain gutter to buy, but it has its benefits if you can initially afford it. It doesn't rust and can last for many decades, meaning that this investment will last and likely keep you from having to replace them again while you are in your home. Around twice as expensive as aluminum gutters at $8 per linear foot, steel should pay you back by being a reliable home addition you can enjoy for many years.

Whether you want to go super cheap with vinyl or upgrade to steel rain gutters that will last, you can install new gutters without breaking your budget. Before doing any project entirely on your own, speak to a contractor to make sure you have all the tools and knowledge you need for a successful install or go to websites like the one linked to here.


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Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

One of the things that I always loved about spring as a kid was watching all of the flowers my mother planted suddenly come up from the ground and then bloom into vibrant, beautiful colors. When I bought my own house, one of the first things I wanted to do was plant flowers. What I didn't realize was how hard it could be to figure out what to plant where. From the sun demand to the companion planting guides, it was complicated. I created this site to help others just like me create the flower gardens they always wanted without the struggles that I faced.