What exactly are seamless gutters? We make rain gutters on-site using a gutter machine fitted to a service truck. The basic answer is that they do not have seams. They are custom-measured and installed on-site in a single continuous run.
The Brothers that just do Gutters provide seamless gutter installation in copper, aluminum, and galvalume. They are also available in half-round and k-style.
When we talk about DIY gutters, we’re referring to sectional gutters. A professional-grade gutter machine is required to make seamless gutters. Sectional gutters differ from DIY gutters in that they are installed in sections and feature seams.
When comparing seamless gutters vs. DIY gutters, the following four primary criteria show significant differences:
The most significant distinction is in installation. Seamless gutter installation entails rolling a metal sheet through gutter-forming equipment on-site. The installer then secures it to the house’s side in a continuous run.
Sectional gutters require far more effort and time to install. Vinyl or plastic sectional gutters are most typically used. Because these materials cannot be formed into a roll, they are not as widely available as seamless gutters. When installing a sectional gutter system, each segment must be mitered and sealed together, lengthening the installation process significantly
Seamless gutters are often more substantial because there are no miters connecting the components—the greater the number of seams in a gutter system, the greater the possibility of leaks. Sectional gutters are also less durable because of the materials employed, making them more prone to damage.
Repairing a seamless system is more challenging because the entire system will usually need to be replaced. This is common during the repair process. However, if the gutter system becomes detached from the home, a repair can be performed.
You could believe that sectional gutters are less expensive than seamless gutters. However, the cost is practically equal due to the additional pieces, caulking, and tools required to accomplish a sectional gutter installation. Furthermore, because sectional gutters are less durable and are frequently installed by the homeowner, they are unlikely to endure as long as a seamless gutter installation. This could result in higher costs in the future.
A 5-inch seamless aluminum gutter is widely used in some areas of the country; however, 6-inch gutters and 7-inch gutters are becoming increasingly popular. Seamless aluminum gutters also come in even larger sizes, typically industrial or commercial-style gutters.
The differences between 5-inch, 6-inch, and 7-inch gutters are their size and the capacity of water they can hold. In cases where you often experience heavy rainfall and/or rainwater is continually overshooting your gutter system, a 6″ gutter or 7″ gutter system may be the best for your home.
In addition to climate, the roofline, surface area, and pitch of your roof are essential factors in determining if you should install a 5-inch, 6-inch, or 7-inch gutter system. Interchanging two different gutter sizes within the same gutter system can also be a cost-effective solution for areas of your home needing higher capacity.
Give The Brothers that just do Gutters a call if you require a seamless gutter installation! We can provide you with a free quote, but most importantly, the peace of mind of knowing our experts are here to help you protect your home.