What are seamless gutters exactly? We fabricate rain gutters on-site with a gutter machine mounted on a service vehicle. The simple explanation is that there are no seams. They are custom-measured and installed in a single continuous run on-site.
The Brothers that just do Gutters install seamless gutters in copper, aluminum, and galvalume. They are also available in half-round and k-style configurations.
Sectional gutters are what we mean when we talk about DIY gutters. To create seamless gutters, a professional-grade gutter machine is necessary. Sectional gutters are distinguished from DIY gutters by the fact that they are fitted in pieces and have seams.
When comparing seamless gutters to DIY gutters, the four key characteristics listed below indicate substantial differences:
The most noticeable difference is in installation. On-site seamless gutter installation involves rolling a metal sheet through gutter-forming equipment. The installer then runs it along the side of the home to secure it.
Sectional gutters are significantly more difficult and time-consuming to install. Sectional gutters made of vinyl or plastic are most commonly utilized. These materials are not as commonly available as seamless gutters because they cannot be molded into a roll. When installing a sectional gutter system, each segment must be mitered and sealed together, which greatly lengthens the installation procedure.
Because there are no miters connecting the components, seamless gutters are frequently stronger. The more seams there are in a gutter system, the more likely there will be leaks. Sectional gutters are also less durable due to the materials used, making them more susceptible to damage.
Repairing a seamless system is more difficult because the entire system must usually be replaced. This happens frequently during the repair process. However, if the gutter system gets detached from the house, it is possible to fix it.
Sectional gutters may appear to be less expensive than seamless gutters. However, because of the additional pieces, caulking, and tools needed to complete a sectional gutter installation, the cost is nearly comparable. Furthermore, because sectional gutters are less durable and are typically installed by the homeowner, they are unlikely to last as long as seamless gutters. This could lead to increased prices 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, which are 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 important factors in determining if you should install a 5-inch, 6-inch, or 7-inch gutter system. Interchanging two different sizes of gutter within the same gutter system can also be a cost-effective solution for areas of your home needing higher capacity.
If you are in need of a seamless gutter installation, give The Brothers that just do Gutters a call! We can provide you with a free quote, but most importantly, the peace of mind knowing our experts are here to help you protect your home.