Seamless gutters are a hugely popular choice with homeowners for some of these reasons. The benefits of seamless guttering are multifold and include the following:
- Seamless gutters are more visually appealing
- They reduce the possibility of leaks
- They are tailored to fit your home with exact measurements
- Installation is quick and easy
- They have a baked on enamel finish that eliminates the need for painting
- There are plenty of colors to choose from to match your home
Why are your gutter choices so important?
Gutters protect the foundation of your home by directing rainwater away from your home’s foundation. Gutters that are not functioning properly can cause damage to multiple aspects of your home and surrounding areas. In addition to you foundation, gutters should protect the integrity of your driveway, walkways, shingles, landscaping, and parts of your home like the soffit and fascia. Because of this it is very important that your gutters are functioning properly, do not get clogged, and are well-maintained.
Staying on top of maintenance and repairs will save you money. Homeowners who live in areas that are affected by weather conditions like snow and ice will want to check gutters more often.
Why seamless gutters?
Because gutters with seams must be fastened together, at every juncture where one gutter meets another there is an increased chance of leaks. But with seamless gutters the chances of leaks are significantly reduced. Even though some components of the gutters – at the downspouts and at the corners of the gutters – there are seams, the joints are sealed and securely fastened to be more leak resistant.
Many homeowners find seamless gutters to be much more visually appealing and feel like the continuous line that the seamless gutter provides is far more attractive.
Some handy homeowners can install sectional gutters themselves, seamless gutters must be tailored on site to fit your home’s exact measurements, so professional installation will be necessary. Take the time to select the right contractor and make sure you look at pictures of the finished product for whatever style gutters you choose. There are many options to choose from with materials and colors so discuss all of your options with your contractor. It will serve you well to carefully choose a well-established contractor who has references and a reputation for quality work. It is even a good idea to ask your contractor for addresses of homes that they have worked on so you can drive by and take a look.
Review all of your options and make the right aesthetic and functional guttering choice for your home. Whatever you choose, it is great that you are putting some thought into the process of outfitting your home with the right guttering system that will protect it in the years to come. Make sure to keep them clean and perform regular maintenance if needed for the best performance from them. They should last for many years.
For more information on the seamless gutters, contact Scott-Lee Guttering Company at (314)757-9440 and our St. Charles location (636)441-3800. We are the professionals that want to help you.