Seamless gutters are a type of gutter that is made in a single piece, and can be installed all at once. These differ from traditional sectional gutters, which are made up of many smaller pieces that are joined together as they are installed. Because of their distinctive design, seamless gutters carry with them a unique set of benefits. Understanding what seamless gutters have to offer can help you decide whether or not they are the right fit for your home.
The Benefits of Seamless Gutters
Aesthetics: Seamless gutters provide a unique, clean aesthetic to your home, as they are simply made out of a single piece of material. There are no exposed screws, joints, or seams that may be unsightly. Additionally, the absence of such seams makes it much easier to paint seamless gutters to match the rest of your house, as they have a single smooth surface.
Less Clogging: The joints in traditional sectional gutters create ridges where twigs, leaves, and other pieces of debris can build up. When this happens, water no longer flows properly through your gutters, which raises the risk of water seeping into your home. If this happens, mold and mildew growth can occur, which poses a serious health hazard. Seamless gutters do not have these joints, which greatly reduces the likelihood of such clogs occurring.
Less Leaking: The seams in sectional gutters are the weakest part of the gutter system, and as such are prone to leaks if the screws come loose over time. Because seamless gutters do not have these seams, water will not leak from your gutters, again reducing the likelihood of water damage and mold growth in your home.
Easier Maintenance: Fewer clogs and leaks translate into less maintenance, as the buildup of debris in seamless gutters will not be as quick as in their sectional counterparts, but it also makes cleaning out the gutters a much simpler process. This is because the interior of seamless gutters is completely smooth and without joints or ridges, and thus can be cleaned out very quickly and easily with a power washer or by hand.
Custom Made: All seamless gutters are custom made to fit the specific house that they are going to be installed on. This means that they will fit your needs exactly, and will not become damaged or ineffective over time due to improper installation, as they are made to fit exactly onto your home. Contact a professional roofing contractor, like Economy Roofing, to schedule an appointment for creating your seamless gutter design.Share