You may have been contemplating seamless gutters for your home lately, especially with our heavy-duty winters, but are seamless gutters worth the investment? At Alpine Gutters & Downspouts, we most definitely think it is worth your while to have seamless gutters installed, and below are some of the reasons why you would benefit.
Gutters pieced together with seams, obviously are far more likely to crack and leak, leaving our homes vulnerable to damage. Seamless gutters, however, won’t drip or leak, even during the most intense of downpours. Seamless systems carry water safely and efficiently away from your home’s exterior to prevent seepage into your basement or foundation and other areas. Seamless gutters don’t expand and contract like most gutter options either, making them ideal and much less of a nuisance in the future. It only makes sense that a secure single piece of gutter without breaks or seams is likely going to withstand the tests of time, every time.
Here is what you can expect from properly installed seamless gutters, and a whole lot more!
- Prevent stains from rusty, leaky gutters on siding and sidewalks
- Protect from falls and injuries on wet and icy sidewalks
- Prevent cracking of foundations, walkways, driveways, etc.
- Protect siding and roof from water damage and rot
- Eliminate standing water
- Little impact from freezing temperatures and high winds
- Keep your home safe from flooding, mold and debris
- Look great
- Allow excellent ventilation for your roof
- Come in a variety of colors
- Come in aluminum, vinyl, copper, steel
- Durable and long-lasting
- Withstand extreme climate conditions
- Less gutter maintenance
Cosmetically, seamless gutters seem to give our homes a better curb appeal. With so many options to choose from regarding colors and style, even the type of material, (copper, aluminum, and steel are the most popular) you can pick a color and style that harmonizes with your current roof line. Yes, they cost more than traditional gutter systems, largely because you must have them professionally installed and the materials used and the technology are far superior than the older versions, plus they also bring the value of your home up.
When choosing an installer, be sure to ask around for a reputable company and get some quotes on the different styles and materials you will be choosing from, as well as help with ongoing gutter cleaning and maintenance. You want a full-service company. Installation costs will depend on a variety of factors such as the size of your roof, season, location, pitch and slope of the roof and considerations of installation difficulty. Ask many questions and get referrals in this important step.
So, are seamless gutters worth the investment now that you know some of the facts? Well, that is up to you to decide, but if you are a busy homeowner that needs a low maintenance type of gutter system, and you wish to protect the value of your home, not to mention give extra ventilation to your roof and safety against rotting, then seamless gutters are for you. Give Alpine Gutters & Downspouts a call today for a free quote and expert advice on which system will work best for your situation. With over 33 years in the business, we offer the best service and warranty on our workmanship.