Seamless gutters are strong singular pieces of gutter that provide added rigidity and strength to your gutter systems. Because they are made up of one continuous piece, they substantially reduce the chances of leakages. Since most leaks happen at the gutter joints, leaks are essentially eliminated because there will be zero joints unless you have inside or outside corners, which eliminates the chance for mold, rot, or water damage to your home and property caused by leaky gutters.
Even though they are becoming more and more common, most people do not really understand the construction or benefits of seamless gutters. If you are in need of new gutters, here are a few important things you probably did not know about seamless gutters.
They’re Not Necessarily Seamless
Traditional gutters are manufactured in smaller sections and are connected together around your roofline, at corners, and on downspouts. Debris can quickly build up in these seams, leading to leaks if not cleaned regularly. One of the most surprising facts people need to know is that seamless gutters do, in fact, have seams even though they are manufactured in longer sections. Seams will be found at the end of each gutter, at each outlet tube, and on corner pieces. Without proper maintenance, your gutters will clog up with debris, whether you have a traditional or seamless system. Therefore, even though you have seamless gutters, they still need to be cleaned regularly to prevent damage and leaks.
They Offer the Best Protection and Ease of Maintenance
Again, seamless gutters may leak and become clogged with debris because they do have seams. However, seamless gutters are still the best option for preventing leaks if you are looking for the best protection for your home’s roof and landscape. The fewer seams mean fewer leaks because seamless gutters require less maintenance compared to traditional gutters. Another reason they are more beneficial compared to traditional gutters is that they are custom-fitted to your home, meaning they fit your home’s specific shape perfectly. This improves the actual function of the gutter system, which is to move water off the roof and away from your home. Lastly, seamless gutters are affixed to the home in a more appealing manner. Traditional gutters are fitted to the home with numerous joints and fasteners. On the other hand, seamless gutters are installed with fewer joints and fasteners, creating a streamlined and clean surface.
They’re Made of Durable Materials in Versatile Colors
If you are interested in enhancing the look of your home, seamless gutters can help. Seamless gutters are available in a wide variety of materials and colors, so you can easily find a look that complements your home’s curb appeal and style. Aluminum is the most common option used today to construct seamless gutters. It is lightweight, making it easy to install. However, it is also incredibly durable and rust-resistant. Aluminum gutters will also offer intense protection against weather elements. Compared to other materials, aluminum is less likely to be damaged by snow, ice, hail, tree limbs and branches, and ladders. Aluminum seamless gutters can be painted in a variety of colors, as well. Make sure to choose a color that matches or complements the rest of your home’s trim work for the best look. For example, if you have black or dark brown trim, use a similar color for your gutters. This prevents your gutters from standing out too obviously from the rest of your home’s exterior.
If you prefer something a bit different, consider copper for your gutter system. Copper gutters are also very durable and resistant to rust. While not available in other colors, copper does develop into a greenish patina, which is quite appealing against certain home exteriors.
When you are ready for new gutters, consider going seamless. To learn more about this beneficial gutter system for your home, contact Rocky Mountain Exteriors, today.