Seamless gutters solve many problems inherent to sectional or segmented gutters. In today’s post, local gutter and roofing contractor Steinmeyer Roofing, Inc. shares a closer look at the reasons why you should choose seamless gutters over traditional ones for your next gutter replacement.
1. Custom Fit — Seamless gutters feature gutter troughs with custom lengths that match that of the roof’s edge, resulting in a clean and uninterrupted look. This is achieved by crafting the gutter troughs on-site, instead of bringing short lengths of gutters and assembling them. Building them using custom lengths help reduce waste material during installation, making post-installation cleanup quick and easy.
2. Less Likely to Get Clogged — Seams and joints in segmented gutters tend to trap leaves, pine needles and twigs. Sight unseen, this can result in damming and clogging over time, which leads to overflowing gutters. Thanks to the lack of such seams and joints in the gutter troughs, clogging won’t be much of a problem. A roofing company like us also prefers seamless gutters over traditional ones because it is far less likely to cause damage to the roof deck, which is often caused by water infiltration through the roof’s edge.
3. Low Maintenance Requirements — Seams in the gutters need to be sealed with caulk. This gets worn out over a short time, which means one needs to perform regular inspections, clean the gutters and reapply caulk. With virtually no seams to seal, seamless gutters have lower maintenance requirements. They also come with durable factory-applied coatings that can withstand most outdoor conditions. You can further reduce its maintenance requirements by having gutter covers installed on it.
4. Longer Service Life — All of the features described above ultimately contribute to a long service life, as well as hassle-free service throughout. It’s no secret that seamless gutters have higher upfront costs compared to traditional gutters, but the savings derived from maintenance appointments that are few and far in between more than make up for it. Seamless gutters can also help improve your home’s value, which can be favorable for your home’s insurance premiums.