Traditional, non-seamless, sectional gutters are vulnerable to leaks and other problems because they are held together with a connector or screw and sealed at the joint. They put your home at risk of foundation trouble due to their tendency to leak. In contrast, seamless gutters preserve your house’s foundation because they don’t leak.
The purpose of your home’s gutters is to channel water away from your home, protecting your most significant investment from water damage.
Savvy homeowners choose seamless gutters for their multiple benefits. Read on to discover what makes them so popular for Chicago homeowners.
11 Advantages of Seamless Gutters
1. Custom-fit your home perfectly
Seamless gutters arrive in one strip and are precisely measured to fit your specific home. They don’t have the unsightly joints that sectional gutters have, so they give a crisp, clean look to your exterior.
2. Resist costly leaks
Sectional gutters have seams every 10 or more feet, creating the risk of leaks that can result in water pooling around the perimeter of your house. Over time, if leaks are left unaddressed, your home can incur significant costly damage from flooding and foundation issues. But seamless gutters safeguard your property from the risk of expensive, cascading problems from water damage because the only seams they have are at the downspout and corner of your house.
3. Defend your property from icy sidewalks
When sectional gutters overflow during the winter, the water can freeze on your sidewalks, creating a falling hazard for people. Seamless gutters prevent that problem, giving you peace of mind and ensuring safe conditions on your walkways.
4. Preserve your roof, soffit, and fascia
5. Require minimal maintenance
Sectional gutters tend to clog up and separate at the joint, causing the need for repair or replacement, but seamless gutters stay in one piece, making maintenance and cleaning a breeze.
6. Provide a good return on your investment
The initial cost for seamless gutters delivers a return on your investment that makes their installation worth it. They enhance your property’s value, boost its curb appeal, and protect your property from water damage.
7. Decrease debris build-up
Sectional gutters have many joints where leaves, dirt, and debris tend to pile up, creating clogs that hinder water from being channeled away from your home. Seamless gutters come without joints, preventing debris build-up and allowing water to freely flow.
8. Offer a substantial lifespan
Durable seamless gutters that are installed with attention to detail by a reputable contractor (like us!) typically last between 20 and 30 years. If they are well maintained over their lifespan, they could last even longer.
9. Boost your home’s aesthetics
Sectional gutters tend to break, sag, and can even fall off your home over time, leaving your property looking unkept. Seamless gutters stay intact and give a beautiful finishing touch to your home’s overall appearance.
10. Decrease your risk of flooding and costly structural damage
Leaky sectional gutters cause water to seep into your basement and over time can create high-priced structural damage. Seamless gutters prevent expensive problems, making your initial investment in them worth it! Once they are installed, you can rest at ease that your house is securely protected from moisture intrusion.
11. Preserve your landscaping
Leaky gutters can harm your yard’s beauty by oversaturating your landscaping with water. Seamless gutters prevent this problem, preserving your landscaping and keeping your curb appeal intact.
Get Mastic Seamless Gutters for Your Chicago Home
At LeafCo Gutters, we install top-notch 5-inch or 6-inch Mastic seamless aluminum gutters, as well as Nordic steel gutters. Mastic’s 20-year warranty on gutters combined with our 5-year warranty on labor give homeowners the confidence they deserve in their investment.
When you choose seamless gutters from LeafCo, you’re defending your home from damage, simplifying its maintenance, and enhancing its beauty!