Main Advantages of Seamless Gutters

The gutters on any home are absolutely integral to keeping everything safe, dry and in proper working order.If your gutters need to be looked at by a professional. Roofs are graded for a reason, and the amount of angle your roof is manufactured to can make all the difference when it comes to drainage and runoff. Needless to say, any obstruction in your home’s drainage system and you could be looking at a potential source of flooding and mildew – hardly the kind of visitors you want. There was a time when most homes were made simply to drain water off the leading edges, but today a variety of gutter technologies have arisen to handle this precipitation head on.

For several decades in a row, most gutters were manufactured the same way. Steel pieces were soldered together using welding torches and other professional machinery – not a project homeowners could undertake without assistance. All that changed with the advent of aluminum gutters that required little more than snap-on fasteners and elbow grease to go up. The great advantage of solutions such as these is that they could be installed without difficulty, often in the space of an afternoon. The disadvantage, however, when was that such convenience also brought with it a new problem: leaking.

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It may seem counterintuitive to worry about gutters leaking – after all, draining water is what they do!The problem, of course, is that gutters are made to drain in specific ways, through their downspouts, and not into the walls and foundation of your home. Little leaks like these can quickly lead to major problems at the structural level, defacing your home’s exterior and adding significantly to the chances for rot. Even minor leaks may eventually erode the fasteners that hold those gutters to the roof, creating a hazard that could fall without warning on family members or visitors. It is for this reason that the home experts unanimously recommend regular gutter maintenance to ensure everything stays intact.

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One of the most innovative solutions to the problem of leaking gutters has arisen only in the last couple of decades – seamless gutters. If you’ve never seen these clever devices before, they work essentially like their traditional counterparts, with one major difference – they are cut and bent from a single piece of tubing. That means with few exceptions, seamless gutters have no joints, fasteners or other fissures that could let in pathogens and ultimately give way to the ravages of time. Although seams do exist in corners and the connections to downspouts, these can generally be secured far better during installation than anything you could do on your own.

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 Probably the greatest advantage to seamless gutters is that they minimize the amount of maintenance you need to perform every season. Depending on the configuration you’ve chosen – adding filters above is often recommended – you may be able to get away with many months of consistent use without any major cleaning. Many of these gutters are also hung from your roofing far more securely than the traditional aluminum sort, lending an additional level of security to the home.Finally they are far less likely to allow chipmunks, birds and other pests into the system. Many homeowners are surprised to discover just how clean the lining remains even after years of use.

Of course there are some reasons to think carefully about this choice before you install. Seamless gutters are generally regarded as too complex to install on your own, meaning you’ll need to have professionals out of the house for hours at a stretch. They also cost more for similar reasons – seamless gutters must be cut and assembled on site to ensure a flawless fit. What they take away in price and convenience, however, seamless gutters tend to give back with many years of outstanding function.

Do a little research and look into some of the major home wares stores to ensure you’re getting the proper size, great and color for your home’s exterior. You may also want to speak with an expert about ways to reduce your cost – sometimes using vinyl instead of aluminum, for instance, can be a boon to your bottom line. Choose well and you should expect nothing less than outstanding function and a handsome appearance many years into the future.

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Seamless Gutters Prevent Dangers

Although water is a necessary part of sustaining life, when it arrives in large quantities and is allowed to build-up, this vital element can quickly become menacing. Water penetration can become a dangerously corrosive threat to any home because of its ability to cause many deterioration problems. And with this deterioration comes serious repairs, and with serious repairs comes serious dollars. Therefore it is essential that you have the best drainage system possible in order to protect your house, and the best drainage investment on the marker comes in the form of seamless gutters.

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More Water, More Problems
Water penetration can cause some serious damage to your home. If it builds up, it can create mold, mildew, and stains. Your roof and shingles protect your home from these outdoor elements, of course. However, the product which best channels away water is a seamless gutter system. It can prevent water from saturating your lawn and eventually leaking into your basement. Ground saturation can also ruin your topsoil and cause some serious problems to your foundation. Plus, if you don’t have proper drainage around your roof, your siding and shingles could rot or warp due to backsplash. Therefore, a seamless rain gutter is the best alternative compared to traditional systems.

What’s the Difference? 
Traditional sectional systems are easy to attach to your roof, but since they come in short segments that connect to one another, more seams are then created. The more seams in the system, the better the chance for additional leaks. And since the product’s main purpose is to divert water, a leaky gutter is like having no protection at all. Therefore, seamless rain gutters were invented. These are custom-made products (sometimes called continuous gutters) that don’t have any seams at all except for when it is absolutely necessary: around the corners of your house where a sharp turn has to be made and places where downspouts are attached. But even these minimal seams are placed in areas where any potential leaking is less problematic. Overall, if you have fewer seams, you have a smaller likelihood for leaks, which means less penetration and more savings.

 

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Installation and Maintenance
Although sectional systems are easy to install, which is great for do-it-yourselfers, seamless gutters need to be installed by professional seamless gutter contractors. Since they aren’t standardized for just any house, seamless rain gutters need to be customized for your particular home design. Therefore, trained experts are essential to calculating and creating a product that works in correspondence with your specific needs. These professionals come prepared with the specific knowledge and equipment (often portable machines that are able to make precise cuts) for the best results. If improperly installed, it won’t be able to supply you with the watertight benefits your house needs.

Also, after the seamless gutters are installed, it is up to you to keep them well maintained. Just because they offer the best protection available doesn’t mean they are infallible. You still need to clean them occasionally from any leaves or debris which can build up in the channels. And though you can invest in guards, screens, and covers to slow down this build-up, you can’t avoid this chore all together. If they are not well maintained, the purpose of these products will be negated because water won’t be channeled properly, which will once again put your home at risk.

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SEAMLESS RAIN GUTTERS OLD TO NEW

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Gutter Seams Leaking Many years ago rain gutters were installed with short sections seamed   together to complete a long straight run. This was necessary because transporting very long sections was costly or impossible. These gutters were most likely installed using a spike and ferrule attachment device. The drawbacks to this type of installation are leaking seams, and gutter spikes pulling loose from the fascia. It is common with this type of gutter to see the heads of the spikes protruding from the front of the gutter. The result of this is the possibility of serious water damage to fascia, soffit, siding, and surrounding areas at the foundation of the house. The good news is that great progress has been made over the years, and these problems can be eliminated.

Modern day gutters are seamless. A seamless gutter extruding machine will allow the gutter installation professional to run long lengths of gutter seamlessly right at the home site.  To see this in action watch my posted video just click the link to the left “Gutter machines in action”. Coils of aluminum are fed into the machine and custom lengths of gutter are made right on the spot. Seamless gutters need to be connected to the mitered gutter corners only. This virtually eliminates leaking, and becomes a two man installation process which keeps labor costs low. Typically this seamless gutter is available in a wide variety of colors, and in two sizes, five or six inch. Five inch gutter is the standard in most areas of the country based on the amount of annual rainfall expected.

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Attaching the seamless gutters is now accomplished with the use of aluminum inside hidden hangers that are not visible on the outside of the gutter. Stainless steel screws are used rather than the old style spikes making the installation tighter and much longer lasting. This process greatly enhances the appearance of the home at the roof line making for a much nicer curb appeal.

Properly installed seamless gutters last a lifetime as aluminum simply does not deteriorate or rust away. With proper maintenance (cleaning out debris regularly) or a protective guard installed to keep debris out, these gutters will last a lifetime and prevent other more costly damages to the home. Using a qualified licensed and insured gutter professional to do the installation is a wise choice since the work will be guaranteed in writing, and any follow up work to the system will be part of the initial price. Get several estimates and choose a reputable installer, preferable someone local who is easily accessible in the unlikely event of an installation problem. A good installation company should offer a lifetime transferrable warranty on workmanship and material. But be wary of those who use sub contractors to do the installation. Any warranty issues there may be reason for debate as to who is responsible to you for any necessary repair work. Properly installed and maintained seamless rain gutters will be one thing in your home that you can forget about.

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Advanced machine for seamless gutters

Short video, since many of my followers have been asking me how do seamless guttering machines exactly work and look like. Well, here you can see. Gutter Machines

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