Why are seamless gutters a good idea? We use tools that are mounted on a service vehicle to build rain gutters on the spot. The reason is easy to understand: there are no seams. After being measured carefully, they are all put in at once.
The Brothers That Just Do Gutters are experts at installing seamless gutters. They use copper, aluminum, and galvalume in their work. There are also half-round and K-shaped ones.
When we talk about gutters that you can put up on your own, we mean sectional gutters. For seamless gutters, you need a guttering machine made for professionals. Sectional gutters are different from gutters that you put together yourself because they have seams and are put together piece by piece.
There are four big differences between gutters that you put together yourself and gutters that come in one piece.
The most obvious difference is in how they are put together. On-site gutters are made by rolling a sheet of metal through equipment that makes gutters. To keep it in place, the installer runs it down the side of the house.
Putting up gutters that come in pieces takes a lot more time and work. Most gutters are made of vinyl or plastic and are sold in pieces. These materials are less common than seamless gutters because they can’t be rolled up. A sectional gutter system takes much longer to put up because each piece has to be cut and glued into place.
Because there are no miters joining the parts of a seamless gutter, it will last longer. The more gutter seams there are, the more likely it is that a leak will happen. Because of how their parts are made, sectional gutters are also less durable and more likely to break.
A seamless system is harder to keep up with because it has to be rebuilt from scratch all the time. When fixing something, this happens a lot of the time. If the gutter system comes loose from the house, it can be fixed.
It looks like sectional gutters cost less than seamless gutters. On the other hand, it costs about the same to put up sectional gutters because they have more parts, caulk, and tools. Since homeowners are more likely to put up sectional gutters, they are not as strong or likely to last as long as seamless gutters. Since this is the case, prices may go up 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.