BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER
In neighborhoods in and around the Carolinas, it is becoming more and more frequent to see seamless gutters on both homes and businesses. Since their inception, seamless gutters have always been a better solution for rain drainage, but up until recently their expense made it hard for some to justify the cost. Over the past few years, prices on seamless gutters have dropped, and although their prices remain higher than traditional sectional gutters, the price has reached a point where the benefits far outweigh the cost.
If the gutters on your home or business are starting to show signs of wear, frequently become clogged, or are an eyesore, it might be time to consider an upgrade to seamless gutters. Here are five benefits you will see from making the choice:
Sectional gutters use a series of pieces that are connected at joints. The problem with that system is the joints create uneven edges that will trap leaves and debris causing clogs in your gutters. Nobody likes to have to get out the ladder and clean out their gutters. Seamless gutters do not have the joints seen in conventional sectional gutters, so that means you will spend a lot less time cleaning them and likely will not have to deal with clogs.
Joints in conventional gutters also create weak points that over the years will often begin to leak water. Those leaks can grow larger and larger over time and, especially in times of heavier rains, can look like a downpour coming right out of your gutter.
That water that is no longer being directed away from your structure can seep into your foundation and cause very expensive damage.
Seamless gutters only have joints at the corners and downspouts, so there is less opportunity to develop leaks.
Sectional gutters rarely fit any home perfectly. The sections are manufactured in standard sizes. This sometimes calls for some creative installations to get them to fit a home properly, but can also be a bit unsightly.
Seamless gutter systems, on the other hand, are cut to fit the exact dimensions of your home. They fit perfectly and won’t create any extra crevices or joints that can attract debris.
You can order seamless gutters in a wide range of colors, types of materials, and sizes. That makes it easy to match the new gutters to the look and feel of an existing home or business. They are manufactured with an enamel finish so will never need repainting.
Seamless gutters are more expensive than traditional sectional gutters, but they save you money and time in maintenance and repairs. They are also an added feature that home buyers are willing to pay more for.
If you think you are ready to take a look at seamless gutters for your home or business, give us a call to get a free quote.