Are you considering investing in seamless gutters installation?
Dealing with overflowing, sagging, continuous re-sealing, re-patching, and repairs can be a headache for any homeowner. If you're experiencing similar problems, seamless gutters might be the long-term solution for your needs! Let's discuss this increasingly popular option and the advantages over traditional gutters.
What Are Seamless Gutters?
As the name suggests, seamless gutters are the kind of gutters that don't have any seams or apparent joints. These are made from one long piece of metal, which can be aluminum, copper, or steel.
Unlike seamless gutters, traditional gutters' design consists of precut sections that are later assembled to fit your roofing requirements. They have multiple joints that make them more prone to leakage.
Seamless gutters, on the other hand, have very few joints around the corners where they wrap around the house, which reduces the chances of water leakage and makes it a low-maintenance option.
Benefits of Seamless Gutters
There are multiple benefits of seamless gutters installation; let's discuss these in detail:
The seams in traditional or sectioned gutters are a familiar spot where debris and twigs get stuck. This slows the water flow causing a blockage and overflow. Even the joints or the soldering can get loose over time leading to water leakage.
Seamless gutters allow the water to run unhindered, reducing the chances of blockage and overflow. Fewer joints also significantly reduce the chances of water leakage in your home.
Gutter maintenance generally includes cleaning debris from the seams and joints. It might sound like a minor problem, but debris build-up can cause blockage, and its weight can cause the gutters to sag and fail prematurely.
Minimal joints in seamless gutters help you avoid this situation and reduce the need for recurrent maintenance routines and future gutter repair costs.
Increase Curb Appeal
Seamless gutters are available in various materials, designs, styles, and colors. You can get k-style, half-round, and even box-style gutters for your roof. It'll appear as one smooth piece of metal that has blended seamlessly into your roof.
Moreover, the elegant finish of seamless gutters (without apparent joints and fasteners attached to the fascia) will give your home a sophisticated look, resulting in a noticeable curb appeal boost and an increase in your property's value.
Seamless gutters tend to be more reliable and resistant than traditional gutters, as the chances of facing leakage, blockage, or sagging problems with seamless gutters are considerably lower, resulting in a much longer lifespan. You can expect your seamless gutters to last for over 20 years with minimum maintenance.
Installing Seamless Gutters - Why You Shouldn't DIY
A seamless gutters installation is a bit more complicated than traditional gutters. The complexity lies in the fact that they are custom-made and assembled on-site using a cutting machine.
A professional gutter contractor will start the job by measuring each side of your roof. This measurement will dictate the unique specifications to fabricate and shape the gutters.
Depending on your chosen material, your contractor will run a larger metal sheet through the machine, shaping the metal into a long smooth gutter.
So, as you can imagine, you cannot DIY this process as buying this cutting machine for single use is an unfeasible option for any homeowner.
You might think about simply hiring a professional to make the seamless gutters and installing them yourself to reduce cost. Although this could save you some bucks today, it might cost you double tomorrow. The process of installing seamless gutters the proper way requires skills, experience, and specialized knowledge.
It's a tedious and intricate task that includes multiple steps, from cutting holes for the downspout to attaching gutter hangers, properly securing the gutters, and understanding the right angle for installation.
That's why, if you think it's time to replace your rain gutters, our professional advice is to contact a professional contractor that can help you with this project.
Hire Professional Contractor for Your Seamless Gutter Installation Project
Hiring a professional roofing contractor with previous experience with seamless gutters installation is the safest and most time-efficient when planning a gutter installation project. It'll offer you multiple benefits, including:
- Identify any damage to the roof or fascia before installing a new gutter. It'll help reduce your future repair cost and prolong the life of seamless gutters.
- Get expert advice on choosing the most suitable gutter materials for your home and local climate.
- Quality workmanship - a proper seamless gutters installation will ensure your gutters withstand the test of time and prevent any premature failure.
Get in touch with Pro Roofing & Siding today, and we'll be happy to provide you with a free estimate for seamless gutters installation.
Why Pro Roofing & Siding?
Pro Roofing & Siding is a local contractor located in Marietta, Georgia, with over a decade of industry experience helping homeowners in the Metro Atlanta area with their home restoration needs.
We have an A+ rating with the BBB, many five-star reviews and several awards and industry certifications that prove our quality and commitment to delivering a great customer experience in every project.