Installing gutters may not seem as exciting a decision as what color to paint your house or as significant as a new roof. But an unprotected home is a vulnerable one and one major rainstorm can do considerable damage with long-lasting effects. If your gutter system is rusty or cracked at the seams, leaking, sagging, or pulling away from your home, it may be time to consider a seamless gutter system. A professionally installed, high-performance seamless gutter system can ensure the safety and health of your home for a long time.
Seamless gutters, also called continuous gutters, are just what they sound like: gutters fabricated without seams. Seamless gutters are created as one continuous piece, molded into the length and shape that best fits along a roof’s edge.
Because they are custom constructed for a specific house – your house - seamless gutters provide a more accurate “fit.” Like a custom tuxedo, a seamless gutter system fits better and looks better!
Seamless gutters are custom built and installed by a professional gutter specialist, ensuring maximum protection for your home. You may not notice a well-constructed gutter system, but you’ll certainly notice one that isn’t, especially if it is host to birds’ nests, shows signs of sprouting a garden or worse, burst at the seams.
Seamless gutters are designed to offer the best protection against clogs and leaky seams. Since clogs and leaks directly lead to overflowing water and sagging gutters, this is an important benefit. When water lands on fascia, siding, landscaping and your foundation, the consequences are rotting wood, mold and mildew growth, pest infestations, and structural damage. A seamless gutter system has the fewest number of joints, minimizing weak spots and the potential for leaking. When gutters sag and pull away, they become ineffective at channeling water properly away from the home.
Seamless gutters are considered more attractive and generally come in a variety of finishes and color options. Because seamless gutters offer superior protection and performance, they last longer and, as a result, they look good longer. As a sectional gutter weakens, it’s more likely to experience dents and distortions that make it less attractive (and less effective).
Because seamless gutters are less likely to clog or leak, they require less maintenance. Cleaning gutters is not only an annoying homeowner task, it is also hazardous. When neglected, the problem of an over-clogged gutter system multiplies, putting your home at risk.
Seamless gutters are the leading type of rain gutters installed on U.S. homes. They are created on-site using specialized equipment to offer better alignment with the roofline and home.
Seamed gutters, also called sectional gutters, are the off-the-shelf, mass-produced building blocks of a traditional gutter system. A contractor or DIY homeowner uses sealants and connectors to join the gutters during installation.
Both types of gutters serve the same purpose: channeling water away from the roof, foundation, and exterior of your home. But there are important functional differences in the two types of gutter systems. Over time, seamed, sectional gutters are often rusty, cracked and sagging at the seams, or sagging and pulling away. Seamless gutters, in contrast, are designed to avoid the problems that have plagued sectional gutters for decades.
Once you decide your home needs the advantages of seamless gutters, the next choice is finding the best seamless gutter system and installation company. Gutter Shutter's high-back design, .032 gauge aluminum, beautiful aesthetics in addition to professional installation and warranties make it an easy choice. Protect your home's value and safety with a Gutter Shutter seamless gutter system!
Schedule your free estimate for a new seamless gutter system today! Meet with your local Gutter Shutter specialist for an at-home evaluation and explore options that will give you the protection your home deserves.