If you’re looking for a company in the Rochester area who can handle any issues you are having regarding the seamless gutters are your home or commercial building, we are the right company for you to call.
To learn more about seamless gutters, please read on to the following:
What Are Seamless Gutters?
Seamless gutters are just what they sound like, seamless. However a seam will be made at all the corners, but there are no seams in a section of gutter. While they are most often made from aluminum, they can be made of numerous other materials as well, including copper. While sectional gutters are most often made of vinyl or plastic, seamless gutters are made of metal. Vinyl and plastic cannot be made into seamless gutters, making seamless gutters stronger.
Seamless Gutters Installation
Seamless gutter installation is very different than the sectional gutters. Seamless gutters are custom made, created on-site at the home or structure. Believe it or not, but there is such a thing as a gutter forming machine. This machine is brought on location, and your gutter contractor will roll pieces of aluminum, or whatever material you are using, through the machine. The metal is sent through as a flat piece of metal. The machine shapes it to the desired gutter design. While K-style gutters tend to be the most popular style, you can also use other styles, like a half-round, box or fascia. Seamless gutter installation has a faster install time than sectional gutters.
Seamless Gutter Benefits
The benefits for seamless gutters range for functional to aesthetic. First of all, when you have gutters with no seams, it means you have gutters that don’t leak. Any seam in a gutter creates a chance for leaks, the more seams you have, the more likely you will experience leaks at some point. Seamless gutters eliminate this concern. Seamless gutters are also stronger because they do not have any miters connecting the pieces. Seamless gutters are also higher quality material. In addition to functional benefits, most people prefer the look of seamless gutters. They blend into a home better and make it look, you guessed it: seamless. They come in a huge array of colors, so you will most likely be able to get what you want.
Don’t let the benefits of seamless gutters scare you into thinking they are astronomically higher priced. The cost between seamless gutters and regular gutters is actually fairly close. When you are using regular, or sectional, gutter pieces, you have a lot more extras to buy (think-tools, caulking, miters, etc.). The average homeowner spends between $1550-$2300 on seamless gutters. Of course the material you chose will affect the pricing. If your home needs a gutter replacement, seamless will be the better option in the long run. Sectional gutters need maintenance and repairs regularly.