When it’s time to install new gutters on your home, you’re faced with a big decision. Do you install gutters with or without seams? Seamed gutters -- also referred to as sectional gutters -- are installed in sections and joined together at the seams, whereas seamless gutters are manufactured using a gutter machine that creates one long piece. These kinds of gutters are constructed on site and are then directly attached to the home’s exterior.
Sectional gutters are popular among homeowners because of easy installation and affordability. However, more and more people are choosing to install seamless gutters because of their added benefits. Keep reading to learn why installing seamless gutters is beneficial for your home.
A Perfect Fit
When you have a well-crafted system, you have better performance. Seamless gutters are custom made to fit your home’s precise roof line. You never have to worry about leaks or other problems because of an ill fit.
Very Little Maintenance
Unlike traditional seamed gutters, seamless gutters don’t accumulate the same amount of debris. If your home is surrounded by lots of trees that drop leaves, having this system means you’ll spend less time maintaining and cleaning the gutters. It also means that you won’t have as many critters seeking shelter in your gutters.
With so many seams and joints, it’s not unusual for gutters to experience clogs. Over time, buildup such as twigs, leaves, nuts, and animal nests cause problems. The buildup leads to blockages that make it hard for water to move through properly. As blockages get larger and larger, they cause water to collect in the gutters and pull down on the system. This leads to roof damage and water damage. Because seamless gutters do not offer the same opportunity for debris and critters to get in, you don’t have to constantly deal with clogs.
Whenever you have a jointed gutter section, you have the possibility of leaks. Over time, the joints widen and move away from each other, causing holes to form. Once water gets into the gutters and stays for a while, it’s not unusual for rust to form. Seamless gutters reduce this risk and allow you to enjoy many years of uninterrupted usage with few problems.
Long-lasting and Appealing
While homeowners enjoy the low-maintenance side of seamless gutters, what they really like is that seamless gutters make their home more appealing. Seamless gutters are available in materials such as the traditional aluminum, but they also are available in steel and copper. Many homeowners like that seamless gutter systems can be painted to match the home’s exterior and also offer finishes that last for many years.
Are You Ready to Install Seamless Gutters?
When you’re ready to make this purchase, remember to always work with professionals in the industry. To get the most benefits, these gutters must be installed by roof and gutter companies that have years of experience installing this state-of-the-art system. To schedule a consultation for seamless gutter installation, contact Findlay Roofing today!