You probably already know the importance of quality gutters. To give you a memory refresher, the main purpose of your home’s gutter system is to divert water away from your home, prevent basement flooding and erosion, and protect your landscaping. When the time comes to replace your gutters it is important to know that sectional gutters are no longer the only available option. Today, rather than opting for bulky, clunky gutters, homeowners are installing seamless gutters on their home.
At Front Range Seamless Gutters, as our name suggests, we offer quality seamless gutters in Colorado for homes throughout The Front Range. Look, we get it. Seamless gutter installation is not the most exciting home upgrade, but it surely is an important one. In this blog, we’ll take a look at seamless gutters and the benefits they offer.
WHAT ARE SEAMLESS GUTTERS?
Seams are the source of leaking on some gutters, but this flaw is eliminated on seamless gutters. Seamless gutters have seams only at the corners, so they can minimize leaks and improve functionality. The only inevitable seams are at the corners and at the downspouts. They are usually made from made of long sections of steel, aluminum, or a similar material molded to the shape of your roof line and installed as one piece. They are professionally measured and formed by gutter contractors to meet the exact length requirements of your home. Compared to sectional gutters which are cut into small pieces and sealed together at varying lengths, seamless gutters offer many advantages:
Because seamless gutters are, well, seamless they will have less leaks. While the seams of sectional gutters are attached tightly to each other, they still have the possibility of leaks at every seam. Typically, the most common area for leaks to develop on sectional gutters are at the rivets that attach the sections together. Seamless gutters are built on-site, which means the only areas where you will find joints and fasteners are at gutters and downspouts.
Each and every seam in a sectional gutter system is a fail point. Seamless gutters, on the other hand, run the entire length of your home, minimizing the number of potential fail points. These gutters are strong and long-lasting, giving you a lifetime savings of time, frustrating gutter repairs, and money.
Sectional gutters are known to collect leaves, shingle grits, and other debris, which can lead to clogs and corrosion over time. Clogged gutters are very problematic, as overflowing water can lead to foundation damage or unplanned roof repair work. Because seamless gutters have fewer joints, they do not allow leaves, twigs, pine needles, and other debris to collect in your gutters and become clogged. This makes for easy cleaning.
The look of seamless gutters cannot be beat. Like their sectional counterparts, they come in many colors to suit your home, however, most seamless gutters are crafted on-site for a custom fit. Our gutter contractors will measure each run just prior to forming them. Without seams, the eye isn’t drawn to what looks to some like an imperfection and you can get gutters installed that truly reflect your style and tastes.
While they may have a slightly higher price tag, seamless gutters do not cost much more than sectional gutters. Considering that seamless gutters typically last anywhere from 15 to 30 years—sometimes longer with regular gutter maintenance—and won’t require as nearly as many repairs, the cost difference is definitely worth it.
Interested in Seamless Gutter Installation?
When you take all the benefits of seamless gutter systems into consideration, the choice is a no-brainer. If you want seamless gutter installation for your home in Erie, Fort Collins, or the surrounding Northern Colorado Area, contact Front Range Seamless Gutters!