2. Valor is made of stainless steel (screen) and a galvanized steel (frame) but does that last as long as aluminum?
First, the mesh screen on Valor products are made of Stainless Steel with the frame on Valor made of galvanized painted steel. Both galvanized steel and aluminum will last about the same, 30 to 40 years or more. Most of the metal parts on a roof are made of galvanized steel, like steel roof valleys, steel roof edging, steel roof vents and steel gutters are used on commercial buildings. Galvanized steel is stronger than Aluminum, and Galvanized steel has a much lower “galvanic reaction” factor then aluminum. For those reasons, Valor uses factory painted galvanized steel for the frame on Valor gutter guards. Valor’s Steel Framing is more difficult and more costly to manufacture then with soft aluminum frames of our competitors, but the result is a solid frame that out performs our competitors.