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Spiked gutter system vs. hidden hanger system

People often ask us how to know if they need new gutters, and we’ve found that chances are, if your home currently has a spiked gutter system, this means they are likely at least 1Read more

Seamless Gutter Costs

How much are seamless gutters? Seamless gutter jobs can range anywhere from $500-$2500 depending on the size of the gutter and price of labor. These prices also vary by territory.Read more

Accenting your Home

What does your dream backyard include, and how can certain accents really add to your home? There are many things that can enhance the beauty of your home including small-scale updRead more

Materials: Hangers

One of the most important pieces of a rain gutter system are the hangers. The hanger is what secures the gutter to the fascia board keeping it up, even after it fills with water. TRead more

Our Complete Solution

Here at The Brothers That Just Do Gutters we focus on one thing – the best gutter contractor service and solutions. We install gutters, clean gutters, repair gutters, install gutteRead more

Seamless Gutters

Seamless Rain Gutters

What are seamless gutters? Seamless gutters are rain gutters created on-site with a gutter machine mounted to a service truck.

Most gutter contractors offer seamless gutters in the standard aluminum k-style. The Brothers that just do Gutters offer seamless gutters in various materials including copper, aluminum, and galvalume, as well as various styles of half-round and k-style. The standard gutter is a 5-inch seamless aluminum or an oversized 6-inch seamless gutter.

There are a few differences between sectional and seamless gutters including:

• Installation
• Cost
• Security And Strength
• Repair Ability

The biggest difference between the sectional and seamless gutter systems is installation. Seamless rain gutters are formed from rolling metal through a machine. The gutter is then fastened to the side of a home in one continuous run.

Sectional gutters are much more difficult to install. Sectional gutters, such as Vinyl or plastic are not available as a seamless gutter since they cannot be formed after they are molded. When sectional gutters are installed, they must be joined together with miters to form a gutter run. The joints are sealed using a sealing agent.

Seamless gutters can add a cost savings benefit to your gutter job and save on maintenance of the system. Because they are measured for the home they are being installed on, there is less waste of gutter material. It is quicker to install a seamless gutter than it is to install a sectional gutter system. As a sectional gutter system is installed, each section must be mitered and sealed together. This additional work takes more time to install. Seamless gutters are typically easier to pitch since the entire gutter system is installed at once and metal is forgiving.

Seamless gutters are stronger than seamed gutters simply because they do not have miters joining pieces together. Not all sectional gutters are vinyl or plastic. Copper half-round is sometimes installed in sections. In the case of special materials like copper, there are no miters. The seams are soldered together.

Repairing seamless gutters is a lot more difficult since the entire gutter system will typically get destroyed in the process of damage. However, if the gutter system simply comes off the house, typically it can be saved. Sectional gutters are much easier to repair since they are already in sections.

Most homes will use a standard 5” seamless gutter but it has become more common to install a bigger gutter. In cases where heavy rainfall and rain water runoff is overflowing the gutter system, it is better to install 6” oversized seamless gutters. Standard and oversized gutters can be interchanged within the same gutter job. Using a standard or oversized gutter depends on your roof line, surface area, and pitch. Here are some ways that you can determine whether you will need standard 5” gutters or the 6” oversized gutters. If you are not sure whether you need new gutters, or a simple repair to your current gutter system please visit the Warning Signs portion of our website.

Overview of Seamless Gutters

Basic 5” Standard Seamless Gutter Qualifications:

  • All gutter lengths under 40’ with at least 1 downspout
  • Gutters over 40’ in length should have 2 downspouts
  • Gutters do not overflow on regular or normal rains
  • No upper roofs gutters should be draining into lower 5″ gutters

Basic 6” Oversized Seamless Gutter Qualifications

  • Gutter lengths over 40’ that cannot have 2 downspouts
  • Lower gutters that have upper gutters draining into them
  • Long runs over 60’
  • Rooflines with tremendous amounts of water concentrating to a small portion of gutter.
  • Inside valleys where the water is flowing at great speed, and typically overflows during heavy rains.

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