An Intro to Seamless Gutters
Perhaps you keep hearing us talk about “seamless gutters” but you really don’t know what that means. Think of a piece of your home that keeps everything running smoothly, but goes unnoticed. Think of a continuous system with no weak points. Think of the difference between excellent home maintenance and sub-par home maintenance.
Seamless gutters are the modern solution to the age-old problem of water diversion. One-piece equals zero leaks. Where before gutters consisted of several parts fit together by joints and hinges to form a system, now just one custom piece gets the job done.
The benefits of seamless gutter are both functional and aesthetic. When combined with quality installation and “set it and forget it” that Gutter Boyz of Kentucky offers, seamless gutters are an option worth considering for any home or business location.
Before Seamless Gutters Arrived
In the past, gutters came in pieces, and those pieces had to be assembled in order to form a gutter system. These pieces were mass-produced by the manufacturers and usually were between 6 and 10 feet in length.
In this system, the pieces are held together by joints or hinges. The problem is that the connection points are weak and vulnerable within the gutter system. To put it into simple terms, two pieces can come apart more easily than one piece can break.
That vulnerability leads to several problems over time. One of the most obvious issues that homeowners discover is a leaky gutter. The wear and tear from rains, tough winters, and animals takes its toll on an already vulnerable gutter. Remember, these gutters don’t get shelter from the storm – they are the shelter.
Even if a traditional gutter avoids leaks, a clog can be just as problematic. If the clog isn’t caused by debris, it might be a result of frozen water within. The ice expands and puts pressure on the gutter, and that pressure could cause it to split apart at the points where its pieces connect.
What are Seamless Gutters
The term “seamless” has grown exponentially more popular in the Internet age. It literally means “without seams” or “smooth and continuous, with no apparent gaps or spaces between one part and the next”.
For gutters, “seamless” refers to gutter systems that are comprised entirely of one piece and therefore containing no joints or points of connection between pieces. No pieces, no joints, no screws, and no points of weakness.
Benefits of Seamless Gutters
The most basic benefit of the seamless gutter is that there are no joints, hinges, or other miscellaneous parts. Custom-made gutters are crafted to the exact dimensions of your home, accounting for the nuances of its construction. As a result, the benefits include:
- Lower likelihood of leaks, cracks, and sagging gutters since there are no hinges or joints
- No extra materials to pay for or have lying around
- Sleek and attractive design of the one-piece gutter improves the aesthetics of your home.
- Lower risk of clogs.
If you are in need of new gutters, gutter repairs, gutter cleaning or gutter guards, CONTACT US at Gutter Boyz of Kentucky by calling (270) 906-3055 for a free estimate!