So, what exactly are seamless gutters? Rain gutters are constructed on-site with the help of a gutter machine mounted on a service vehicle. That there are no seams is the simple reason. Each one is cut to precise specifications before being placed in one smooth sweep.
Seamless copper, aluminum, and galvalume gutters are installed by the Brothers that just do Gutters. In addition to the round variety, they can be purchased in a half-round or k-style.
Do-it-yourself gutters, in this context, refer to prefabricated gutter sections. To manufacture seamless gutters, a professional gutter machine is needed. DIY gutters don’t have the same seams or modular construction as sectional gutters.
The four primary distinctions between seamless gutters and do-it-yourself gutters are substantial:
The most obvious modification is the set up. Rolling a metal sheet through gutter-forming equipment is the on-site technique for installing seamless gutters. After that, the installer will make sure it is safe by running it along the house.
Installing sectional gutters is a laborious and time-consuming process. Sectional gutters made of vinyl or plastic are extremely common. These materials are not as readily available as seamless gutters because they cannot be formed into a roll. It takes a lot more time to install a sectional gutter system since each piece must be mitered and sealed.
Without miters weakening the joints, seamless gutters are often the strongest option. The likelihood that a gutter system will spring a leak increases in proportion to the number of seams it contains. The materials used to make sectional gutters are weaker than those used to make seamless gutters, making them more vulnerable to damage.
When repairing a seamless system, it is typically necessary to replace the complete system. This often occurs when fixing anything. If the gutter system ever separates from the house, however, it can be fixed.
On the surface, sectional gutters appear to be more affordable than their seamless counterparts. With the additional materials, caulking, and labor needed to install sectional gutters, however, the price tag is practically equal. In addition, homeowners frequently install sectional gutters despite their inferior durability to seamless gutters. Possible future price rises as a result of this.
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.