The function of a properly installed roof is to keep moisture out of your home.
Gutters channel water away from your home as it drips down the edge of your roof. Improperly installed, loose or leaking gutters defeat that purpose. Seamless gutters are a better option than traditional gutters, which are installed in sections and then seamed together.
Seamless Gutters Gaining in Popularity
Seamless gutters now account for more than 80 percent of gutter installations. And for good reason! Instead of using sections that need to be seamed together, each seamless gutter is a piece that runs from one corner to the next. The gutters are usually fabricated at your home from gutter coils that are long rolls of metal. Each long section is custom-made to fit with special tools that crimp and form the metal. Because longer sections are installed, only the corners are seamed on both sides, and multiple joints are eliminated.
Keeps Your Roof in Working Order
No seams mean fewer obstacles to cause debris like leaves and twigs to build up and cause clogs. Clogged gutters lead to heavy, overflowing gutters that damage your home’s fascia and cause water damage to your home. Seamless gutters help keep water and debris flowing to your downspout.
A Great Investment for Your Home
You might have to spend more upfront when purchasing seamless gutters, but you will get a higher and quicker return on your investment. This is because they require very little maintenance or repairs, unlike traditional gutters with more joints. With fewer joints, seamless gutters are more aesthetically pleasing, which works to add value to your home and elevate its curb appeal. Seamless gutters can be painted to match your home’s color. But choosing gutters that feature a baked-on enamel finish means you never have to repaint them.