Posted on: 19 January 2021
If you are in need of new gutters on your home, you should seriously consider going seamless. Going seamless with your gutters can provide you with a wide range of benefits.
Seamless gutters are made from long sections of materials that are measured to fit your home's exact length requirements. They are cut in long pieces so that seams only exist on the corners of your gutters and not throughout the length of the gutter. They eliminate all the seams that are found on sectional gutter systems.
One of the biggest and most obvious benefits of seamless gutters are fewer leaks. With sectional gutters, there is always the possibility of a leak at each location where two different sections of material are joined together. It is common for sectional gutters to eventually develop leaks where the sections are attached together with rivets. With seamless gutters, they are built on-site to fit your home, with joints and fasteners only existing on the corners and at the downspouts, significantly reducing the leaks' opportunities to develop.
Second, seamless gutters are much more durable than sectional gutters. With sectional gutters, each area where the materials are riveted together is a potential fail point where a leak can develop, and the gutters can separate from one another. Seamless gutters have far fewer fail points and thus tend to provide increased durability. Over the lifetime of the gutters, the chance of them failing is significantly decreased.
With sectional gutters, you generally have to engage in more maintenance. If the gutters fail at the rivet points, you will have to repair the gutters. Additionally, debris can more easily collect on sectional gutters at the connection points. Seamless gutters have a smoother interior and help facilitate the flow of water easier within the gutters. Additionally, with fewer failure points and increased durability, seamless gutters have a decreased chance of needing to be repaired.
Indeed, seamless gutters generally cost a little more upfront than sectional gutters; however, with the lower need for repairs over the lifetime of the gutters, and the longer lifespan, the lifetime costs are lower. You will save money over the long run with seamless gutters.
When it comes to putting new gutters on your home, seamless gutters are the way to go. They have less opportunity to leak due to the construction method of the material. They offer increased durability and less maintenance and are cost-effective over the long run.Share