Seamless rain gutters, also called continuous gutters, first hit the market in the 1960s. Since then, seamless gutters have become a staple in American homes and businesses. With their sleek look and simple maintenance, it’s not hard to see why. If you’re not familiar with these revolutionary gutter systems, don’t fret. We’re here to give you the rundown on everything related to seamless gutters.
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Instead of connecting several pieces of metal, seamless gutters are a one-piece gutter system. Because there are not multiple sections, there are no seams, hence the name “seamless.” To learn more about seamless gutters vs traditional, visit our Seamless Gutters page.
Sectional or traditional gutters are relatively simple to install if you’re handy. Seamless gutter installation, on the other hand, requires a professional.
When installing seamless gutters, an expert takes precise measurements of your building so that the gutter fits perfectly. They then roll a metal sheet through a gutter machine to create your custom gutter while on your property. Once the gutter is ready, your gutter team will install it to your home or office.
One of the best things about seamless gutters is that they’re more durable than their multi-jointed counterparts. With fewer pieces comes fewer repairs. Seamless rain gutters need fewer repairs than traditional gutter systems, but they may need occasional fixes. Over time, seamless gutters might develop:
Although you can certainly repair these damages, it is more difficult since everything is connected. If your seamless gutters suffer from several holes or a damaged downspout, it may be better to look into seamless gutter replacement than repairs. For the most part, your seamless gutter repairs will be few and far between.
Seamless aluminum rain gutters come in an array of colors, so you can customize yours to fit your aesthetic. While you can always go with the typical silvery-gray color of aluminum, you can also choose from enamel-coated options.
With minimal pieces, installation is fast. Most seamless gutter installations only take a matter of hours. The exact amount of time will depend on several factors like the size of your home, the slope of your roof, and weather conditions. Your gutter company should be able to give you an estimate of how long the installation will take.
Aluminum gutters have a lifespan of over 25 years, but you can help them last longer with a few maintenance tips. Work with a top-tier gutter company like Affordable Gutter Service for maintenance and repairs and avoid abrasive power washing chemicals. You’ll also want to safely clean out your gutters at least twice a year.
No matter if you’ve used seamless gutters dozens of times or are just discovering them, you’ll love these systems. Our friendly gutter experts are here to help you decide if seamless rain gutters are right for your property. We’re also available to answer any questions about these one-piece gutter systems. Contact us to set up a seamless gutter appointment with us today.