What, exactly, are seamless gutters? We have gutter equipment that can be put on a service vehicle, so we can make gutters right where you need them. Since there are no seams, this makes perfect sense. They are installed in one continuous run at the construction site after being meticulously measured.
Expert gutter installers, The Brothers that just do Gutters, have experience working with copper, aluminum, and galvalume seamless gutters. They can also be found in half-round and K-shaped configurations.
Gutter sections are what we mean when we talk about gutters that you can install yourself. In order to have seamless gutters, a professional guttering machine is required. The seams and modular nature of sectional gutters set them apart from those installed by the average homeowner.
There are four primary distinctions between seamless gutters and do-it-yourself gutters.
The installation is the main difference. On-site seamless gutters are made by rolling a metal sheet through gutter-forming machinery. The home is locked in place when the installer runs it down the side of the building.
Sectional gutters are more difficult and time-consuming to install. The most common kind of gutters are made of vinyl or plastic and are divided up into sections. These gutters are not as widely accessible as seamless gutters because of their inability to be rolled. Due to the need for mitering and gluing, installing a sectional gutter system is a much more time-consuming process.
Because there are no miters joining the components of seamless gutters, they tend to last longer. More gutter seams mean more potential water damage. In addition, sectional gutters are not as sturdy and are more likely to sustain damage due to the materials used to construct them.
When compared to other types of systems, seamless ones are more challenging to maintain because they require complete reconstruction at regular intervals. This happens all the time while fixing something. Even if the gutter system separates from the home, it is still fixable.
Seamless gutters appear to cost more than their segmented counterparts. However, since there are more components, caulking, and equipment needed for installing sectional gutters, the cost is roughly the same. Since homeowners are more likely to install sectional gutters, despite their shorter lifespan and lower durability, seamless gutters are less common. Future price increases may be 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.