Gutter systems are essential parts of most homes because they ensure proper drainage on your roof and around your home. Available in copper, steel, aluminum, and vinyl materials, seamless gutters have become very popular, and your roofing contractor can install them on your home. Seamless gutters are a good choice because they don’t have many seams or joints that have the potential to leak.
Advantages of Seamless Gutters
- Durability – Homeowners often attest to the strength and resistance of their seamless gutters because these gutters can withstand expansion and contraction, heavy rain, and strong winds. They’re also resistant to rust, and they aren’t prone to leaking.
- Curb Appeal – Seamless gutters offer a smooth, pristine appearance, an aesthetic which will be spotted from the curb. Their streamlined design looks sophisticated and modern, so installing seamless gutters can boost your property value.
- Customization – When you’re speaking to your roofing contractor about seamless gutter options, make sure you consider all of the materials and colors available to you. Popular colors for seamless gutters are colonial red, linen white, antique ivory, dove gray, black, and metallic copper.
- Easy Maintenance – Fewer seams or joints means less dirt, leaves, twigs, and debris in the gutters. For seamless gutters, clogging is infrequent, and cleaning and maintenance is simple.
- Cost-Effectiveness – Although the material and installation costs of seamless gutters tend to be more expensive than the costs of sectional gutters, seamless gutters pay off in the long run because they require fewer repairs and produce less water damage caused by leaking.
Disadvantages of Seamless Gutters
- Up-Front Cost – Because seamless gutters are often customized, they’re usually more expensive than sectional gutters.
- Installation Cost – Seamless gutters shouldn’t be installed by homeowners without experience in gutter installation, so a cheaper DIY option isn’t usually available. Roofing contractors are trained in installing seamless gutters properly so that no complications occur later.
- Denting – Aluminum seamless gutters may experience some denting when enduring severe weather and heavy impact.
Cleaning and Maintaining Your Seamless Gutters
Hire a roofing contractor to clean your seamless gutters or clean them yourself occasionally. Either way, they have to be maintained. The leaves, sticks, and debris must be cleared out of the gutters and downspouts at least twice a year. You can remove the debris with a hose, gutter scoop, leaf blower, or garden trowel. Gutter guards can be placed on your seamless gutters to limit the debris accumulation.
If you think seamless gutters are right for your Sheridan home, reach out to a reputable roofing contractor like Krumm Exteriors, Inc.