Gutters play an important role in your home’s defense against water. And while no gutters last forever, eliminating the most common failure point can greatly extend their lifespan. In conventional sectional gutters, the seams and joints are the failure points. Aging gutters often leak first due to the weakening of the sealing material, corrosion, and the weakening of the joints. Seamless gutter systems offer many advantages over regular gutter systems. Here’s what you should know about choosing a seamless gutter system.
Seamless Gutters: What They Are
Seamless gutter systems do not have seams except at the corners and at the downspout outlets. Instead of having pre-assembled sections that are snapped together to form a gutter system, the metal can be molded to length and installed as one solid piece of gutter.
A seamless gutter system is made on-site from rolls of metal in the truck. The contractor arrives at your home with the metal roll in your preferred color and a seamless gutter machine. Each piece is measured individually, cut to specific measurements and then attached to the home.
Most seamless gutters are made from aluminum. Aluminum is an extremely durable material, in part because of its natural corrosion resistance. This type of gutter doesn’t rust, even when constantly exposed to moisture.
In addition, the baked-on finish will do a better job holding up to stress and thermal expansion over a period of years. And because aluminum is so lightweight and strong, it does not experience sagging.
Benefits of Seamless Gutters
- Reduced risk of leaks: In traditional gutters, the joints widen and move away from each other over time, creating channels for water to escape. The lack of seams means weak points are eliminated, allowing you to enjoy many years of uninterrupted usage.
- More Design Options: Available in 90 colors with matching accessories, you can easily find a system that perfectly complements the exterior of your home. And it looks great, too. Since every seamless gutter is custom-designed for an exact fit, it blends perfectly with the fascia and soffit of your home, enhancing the curb appeal.
- Work great with gutter guards and screens: Leaf guards and screens placed over the top of your gutters prevent leaves, shingle granules, pine needles, twigs, and other debris from collecting in your gutters and clogging them. This eliminates any worry about clogs. It also makes for easy and less frequent cleaning.
- More Durable: Seamless gutters systems are strong and long-lasting. They stand up to ladder damage and weather issues such as snow load, giving you significant savings of time, frustrating repairs, and money.
Interested in Seamless Gutter Installation?
When you’re ready to make this purchase and ensure you get the most benefits, it’s imperative to work with professionals who have years of experience installing this state-of-the-art system. The licensed, bonded, and insured contractors at Moore and Sons Roofing have installed seamless gutters across Grand Rapids MI for years. Contact us to schedule a consultation for a seamless gutter installation.