When did you last replace your guttering?
Guttering should last 20 years. But leaks and blockages mean that traditional guttering never lasts that long. Before you invest in new gutters, you need to understand your other options. If you want guttering to last, then seamless gutters are a much better investment.
Read on to learn all about seamless gutters, and whether they’re the right choice for you.
What Are Seamless Gutters?
A seamless gutter is a single piece of material, formed and treated to prevent weathering. You may also have heard them referred to as ‘continuous’ or ‘sheet metal’ gutters. Aluminum is the most common material, although copper and steel are also used.
The guttering is made at your home to fit the exact measurements of your house. It is then installed then and there.
What Are the Benefits?
Seamless gutters provide many befits over traditional gutters.
Traditional ‘sectional’ gutters are many lengths of pipe guttering connected together with clips. Poor installation, age or damage can lead to leaks in the seams. Seamless gutters lack this weakness, which means they do not leak. This protects your walls from water damage, saving you repair costs.
Each gutter is custom made to match the exact measurements of your home. After measuring, the gutter is created on-site and fitted immediately.
As the gutter is a single piece, the install happens all at once. You never need to worry about being left with half a gutter! As everything is custom, you don’t have to worry about someone else’s cast-offs being used.
Compared to traditional guttering, seamless gutters have a much more stylish appearance. The lack of seams and clips helps the gutter to look like part of your home, rather than something added as an afterthought.
Customization options allow you to keep the bare metal look, or have a coating applied. There are many colors available, so you are sure to find something fitting.
Where Should They Be Used?
The durability of seamless gutters makes them a better investment than sectional guttering. Reduced repair costs will mean that they pay for themselves over their lifetime.
Seamless guttering is particularly suited to properties with overhanging trees. Falling leaves will often fall on to these houses faster than they can be cleared. The extra strength of seamless gutters means they will not fail under this load.
Unless you enjoy unblocking your gutters, then seamless is the obvious choice.
Seamless Gutters – The Better Choice
As you can see, seamless gutters are an excellent fit for most gutter replacements. They provide benefits to all homes, but particularly those with heavy leaf fall. Their extra durability means that they will pay for themselves over their lifetime. This makes them an excellent investment for your property.
If you are considering seamless gutters for your property, then Contact Alpine Gutters & Downspouts for a free estimate. We have been providing high-quality gutter installation for over 33 years and will be happy to help you find the perfect option for your home, needs and budget.