The Top 5 Benefits of Seamless Gutters
The Top 5 Benefits of Seamless Gutters
There’s nothing quite as relaxing as the gentle sounds of rain on the roof. But your moment of peace can quickly turn to panic when you see a waterfall of precipitation falling over your gutter.
Gutters are man’s way of keeping the rain away from your home. They redirect water away from structures and toward empty areas of land. When you have a good gutter system, you have a dry foundation and basement.
Seamless gutters will protect your home from long-term water damage. The water stays away from your house, and you can enjoy the sound of rain once again.
Keep reading to learn five reasons why homeowners across the country are choosing to install seamless gutters.
What Are Seamless Gutters
Unlike traditional gutters which come in sections, seamless gutters are designed without sections. The seamless gutter contractor will measure the amount of gutter needed. They then roll the gutter out on-site at your home. They come with a large roll of metal in the color you desire, and they roll the metal through their gutter shaping mechanism.
The amount of gutter they install is just one big piece.
1. Keeps Water Away
Traditional gutters in sections develop gaps between the sections. Because seamless gutters have no seams to connect sections, they do not develop leaks between the seams.
Gutters that leak water will eventually drip water into the soffit or the foundation. The soffit will eventually rot, causing roof problems. Or your water may drip regularly into your foundation, causing basement moisture, potential health problems, and rotting problems.
When you have seamless gutters, you do not have to worry about the traditional problems you’d see with seamed gutters. The water flows freely away from your home as long as you keep your gutters clean.
Seamless gutters look better than traditional gutters. First, you can order the gutter material to match your home’s siding. Your contractor will show you an impressive array of colors for your gutters.
This way, your gutter can either perfectly match your house or set off the trim of your house. It’s up to you. You give your home an entirely new look just with a functional new gutter.
Furthermore, seamless gutters from a Maryland gutter contractor are sleek and smooth. They do not have gaps between joints and instead just line the trim of your roof.
When you need to sell your house, you will have a better product to sell. Potential buyers will see the seamless guttering and know you’ve cared well for your home. Real estate experts agree that seamless gutters may not add extra monetary value to your home, but they add structural integrity and scalability.
In short, your home will sell faster if you have seamless gutters because they prove that the bones of your home are good.
3. Custom Fitting
If you have a good contractor, seamless gutters will fit your home like a glove. They come out in a solid strip and a single, precise measurement.
Additionally, with fewer joints, the gutters no longer have spots where debris will build up. You won’t have to spend as much time cleaning your gutters when the debris does not gather as easily.
You’ll find yourself looking for fewer signs of gutter damage because your gutters will be functioning as they should be. They will redirect water and keep your foundation, soffit, and home dry.
4. Great Investment
Yes, seamless gutters cost more than seamed gutters. They pay off down the road, though.
Seamless gutters in general have a long lifespan. They can stand up to all kinds of weather and typically last between 20 and 30 years or more with proper care.
Thus, you won’t have to worry about the cost of replacing gutters for some time. They also effectively keep out moisture, preventing home repairs.
With less maintenance, you also reduce the risks that come with cleaning gutters. To clean your gutters, you need to either climb a ladder and risk injuring yourself or hire someone to clean the gutters. You reduce this risk and cost because the gutters do not need as much cleaning.
5. Simple Installation
Contractors can install seamless gutters more easily and quickly than seamed gutters. Begin by contacting a local gutter installation company. Ask for a quote, and start the process.
The company then will come to your property with the specialized gutter machine. They’ll measure your roofline and manufacture a gutter to fit the perimeter of your roof.
Traditional gutters will take longer to install. The contractor must first measure your roof. Then they must transport enough gutter sections to fit your roof.
Finally, they piece the gutters together, one section at a time. This process takes time. Contractors have to drive back and forth between their supplier and your home before they even start the installation process.
Seamless gutters, however, come all in one package, right in the contractor’s vehicle in a single roll. They roll the gutter out right there on your own property. They maximize their time by manufacturing and installing the gutter all in a single day.
Seek Out Seamless Gutters
Seamless gutters look nicer and function better than traditional, seamed gutters. They go on quickly and simply and add salability to a home. Best of all, they look great.
Do you need new gutters or roofing repairs? If so, give us a call. Our family-owned and operated exterior remodeling business serves customers in the greater Montgomery County, MD area.
We come with extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art roofing techniques and technology. We give our customers peace of mind by informing them of the entire process. We will not leave the job until we’re certain customers are 100% satisfied with their remodeling package.