The typical homeowner doesn’t think about the gutters on a home until we notice waterfalls after a rainstorm. If a gutter is clogged, the water has nowhere to go, but over the edge of the gutter, creating a waterfall effect. Standing water in a gutter can create rust or corrosion issues which must be addressed before the gutter completely falls apart. A regular inspection of a gutter system is a wise line item for a home maintenance program.
Perhaps your gutter system has failed and it is time to replace it. Or are you building a new home and it’s time to think about gutters? Seamless gutters have amazing advantages over other gutter systems and should be considered when it is time to install a gutter system.
What is a Seamless Gutter?
A seamless gutter is a long continuous piece of material measured and installed as one piece. Gutters can be made of aluminum, zinc, copper, and steel. The design is for limited joints, seams, and fasteners. Seamless gutters far surpass the traditional sectional gutter system, which are individual pieces fastened together to create the span desired.
What are some benefits of a seamless gutter system?
As stated above, seamless gutters are custom fit to your home’s roof as one long span. There is no need for fasteners or joints to hold the pieces together. This ensures fewer areas for debris buildup and less leakage. Seamless gutters offer the advantage of water flow to the downspouts, with minimal debris buildup created by joints, as in a sectional gutter system. There is a minimal possibility of mold and mildew near the roof with a seamless gutter system. This is because water can easily flow without hiccups of joints. Mold and mildew can occur when water is forced to remain in one area for a time, usually caused by debris collection.
As mentioned above, a seamless gutter system is custom-cut on-site. The area of the roof is measured, the gutter is cut, and then immediately installed. There is a cleaner, more attractive appearance with a seamless gutter system. Shull Construction in Great Bend has the skill and expertise to correctly fit seamless gutters to your home for a finished crisp look.
The lifespan for seamless gutters is an attractive benefit! With proper maintenance and regular inspections, these systems can last nearly 30 years. Considering the lack of joints and fasteners, there are fewer areas for corrosion and rust.
The desired goal of a successful gutter system is diverting the excess water from the roof, to the downspouts, and away from the home. A solid seamless system can complete this job. Maintenance involves cleaning out the system by using a hose and making sure the water successfully flows through. There are times when a branch or twig may land in the gutter, but the removal is quick and simple.
Many homeowners desire a uniform look to the exterior of their home, therefore choosing a matching color for the gutter is key. Shull Construction can help you find the right match and improve the curb appeal of your home.
Gutters are an essential component of a well-maintained working home. Seamless gutters offer low maintenance, are long-lasting, and can improve the curb appeal of your home for years to come. Trust the professionals at Shull Construction in Great Bend to assist you with your gutter installation. We are the trusted team you can rely on!