Gutters are a vital part of your homes’ exterior as it channels rainwater away from your home. By directing the water in a controlled manner, gutters minimize or eliminate flooding and standing water around the foundation, and keep the rain from splashing and staining the outer wall. The question is, which one does it better: seamless gutters or traditional gutters?
Standard gutter systems are pieced together in sections that overlap. Each section is reinforced with by an attachment piece that holds them together. By contrast, seamless gutters are cut on-site to the full length of the side of a house. While they are also connected at the corners, they are not connected along the side. This reduces the potential for leaks. It also means that a homeowner does not have to worry about sections falling apart.
Since traditional gutters are sectioned together, a homeowner will pay more in labor costs. The reason for this is that it takes more time and effort to attach the sections. Seamless gutters are easily installed and take less time and effort. The channel system simply needs to be attached to the side of the roof in one large piece.
Both standard and seamless gutters benefit equally from gutter guards. Gutter guards keep leaves and other debris from finding their way into the gutter channel. Homeowners rarely have to clean out the gutters. Sectioned gutters, however, can pull away from the guards and leave open spaces. This problem doesn’t exist with seamless gutters because they do not sag or come apart. Therefore, the gutter guard will always remain attached.
How long a gutter lasts depends on what it is made of. Today’s gutters are made of vinyl, aluminum, steel, and other types of Mother Nature resistant materials. Seamless gutters are often made from galvanized steel that will retain its shape and not corrode. When installed correctly seamless gutters hold up well, because longer sections are reinforced. There’s no tearing, breaking, falling from the roof.
If you have more questions about the benefits and features of seamless gutters, then contact The Construction Group today. We can answer all of your questions and help you find the right gutters for your home. You can call us at 651-731-5857 or message us on our contact page.