How Long Do Gutters Last?

Have you noticed your gutters falling into disrepair? You are probably wondering how long do gutters last? Is it time to replace them? The answers depend on the quality of materials used and how well they’ve been maintained. 


The majority of gutters on the market today are made from aluminum. Aluminum gutters have a life expectancy of approximately 20 years. Downspouts experience minor wear compared to gutters, so aluminum downspouts can last up to 30 years. But the best way to extend the life of your gutters is to put a high-quality guard to protect them. In fact, for a limited time, The RHINO provides homeowners with brand new, seamless gutters—a $1500 average value—with the purchase of gutter guards. The Rhino’s seamless gutters provide superior advantages over other gutters, including fewer leaks, outstanding durability, and less maintenance.

How to maintain your gutters

You can help your gutters last longer with these tips:

• Don’t lean a ladder against them

• Keep large trees trimmed near gutters

• Stay away from chemicals when you power-wash the house—including bleach—because they eat away at gutters

• Only allow certified professionals to do repair work 

When should you replace your gutters?

Be on the lookout for these signs:

• Portions coming loose

• Visible rust

• Holes or cracks in the gutters

• Gaps between gutter connections and fascia boards

• Nails lying on the ground that came loose from the gutters

• Mold or water stains on the siding

• Puddles of water near the downspout

• Water channels or washed-out sections of landscaping

If left Unprotected

Unprotected gutters will fill with waste and debris from surrounding trees, or from being carried by the wind to end up on your roof. No matter where you live, nature’s elements will find a way into your gutters, which leads to severe problems. That’s why a complete gutter protection system is imperative to the maintenance of your gutters. Even the process of cleaning can be damaging to your gutters. Just think of the potential accidents from heavy ladders and body weight bouncing on the roof. To ensure you NEVER have to clean a gutter again, make sure to install The RHINO complete gutter guard protection system. 

Quality Matters to Us

Working tirelessly for years to find “the perfect gutter guard,” The RHINO currently holds two U.S. patents! Offering stainless steel micro-mesh technology for residential and commercial gutter protection, The RHINO products employ high-tech quality control procedures that allow us to boast of an unprecedented defect ratio, unmatched in any industry.

The RHINO Gutter Guards are Made in the USA

At The RHINO, all of our products are made in the USA. Our goal is to be “better than competitive” compared to overseas suppliers through innovation, automation (labor reduction), lean initiatives, and state-of-the-art high-speed machinery designed and built in the USA for homes worldwide.

The RHINO—We’ve got your gutters covered! Call us today at 813-535-4104.