So, what exactly are seamless gutters? Installing a gutter machine on a service truck makes it possible to make rain gutters on-site. This problem is easy to solve because there are no joints. Each one is cut to fit its exact spot before it is put in.
The Brothers That Just Do Gutters puts up seamless gutters made of galvalume, aluminum, and copper. In addition to being round, they also come in half-round and “k” shapes.
“Do-it-yourself gutters” are made of sections of gutter that can be put together by the homeowner. Gutters need to be put up with the help of specialized tools. Sectional gutters are not like DIY gutters because they have seams and pieces that connect them.
Here are four ways in which seamless gutters installed by a professional are different from those installed at home:
The most noticeable change is in the way the building looks. On-site seamless gutters are made by rolling a metal sheet through equipment that makes gutters. The installer will then check the unit’s safety by bringing it close to the house.
Putting up sectional gutters takes a lot of time and work. People often use vinyl or plastic gutters that aren’t built all the way. Since these materials can’t be folded, they are harder to find than seamless gutters. Installing a sectional gutter system takes longer because each piece needs to be connected and sealed in a different way.
Because miters weaken the seams, mitered gutters are not as good as seamless gutters. If your gutters have a lot of seams, they are more likely to leak. Because of this, seamless gutters are less likely to get damaged than sectional gutters.
Most systems that are seamless can’t be fixed and have to be completely replaced. Almost everyone who has ever done any kind of maintenance has run into this. Even if the gutter system comes off the house, it can still be fixed.
At first glance, it seems like sectional gutters are cheaper than seamless gutters. Installing sectional gutters takes more caulking, tools, and work, so the costs are about the same. Even though sectional gutters may not last as long as seamless gutters, people still like them. This could cause prices to 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.