When choosing gutters for your home, a lot of options are available. Determining which system is right for your home is a matter of opinion. However, some gutters come with many advantages, such as seamless rain gutters.
What Are Seamless Rain Gutters?
Unlike traditional rain gutters that come in sections, seamless gutters are cut from one large roll of material, usually composite metal. Like traditional gutters, however, seamless gutters still attach to the edge of the roof. They collect water that falls onto the roof and funnel it away from the foundation of your home.
Advantages of Seamless Rain Gutters
The main advantage of seamless gutters is that they have fewer connection points or seams. Because of that, there are fewer areas for leaks to develop. It’s also worth noting that many homeowners find seamless gutters more pleasing to the eye since there are no visible seams. Overall, seamless gutters give your home more curb appeal.
Seamless gutters tend to last longer than traditional gutters. To get the longest life expectancy, however, you still need to have them professionally maintained.
These types of gutters are also less likely to clog than traditional gutters. Without seams, there are fewer areas for twigs and other debris to get stuck. Seamless gutters come in more colors than their traditional counterparts too. This gives you a wider array of styles to match with the architecture of your house.
Seamless Gutters Require Professional Installation
It’s possible for some homeowners to install traditional gutters without help from professionals. Seamless gutters, however, require the assistance of a contractor. In most cases, you can’t even buy seamless gutters yourself. To ensure proper installation, manufacturers only sell the materials to professional roofers.
Seamless gutters are typically made on-site from a large roll of metal. Many contractors bring a machine that can create them on the spot. If they didn’t make these gutters on-site, it would be impossible to transport them without special equipment.
The gutters have to be long enough to wrap around your whole roof. They’re actually one long piece that is cut at the corners of the roof just enough to allow it to bend correctly. Any cuts that are made are sealed during installation to prevent leaks.
Better Return on Your Money
In the end, you should consider seamless gutters because they offer a better return on your money. They require less maintenance and have lower repair costs than traditional gutters. The money that you save will eventually pay off the overall expense.
Do you need gutter installation, repair or cleaning? Reach out to Gutt-R-Done today, and ask about our seamless gutter services.