You already know that gutters are a crucial component of your roofing system—they collect rainwater and melted snow and direct them away from your roof, siding, and foundation.
However, did you realize that the way your gutters are installed can dramatically impact how well the entire gutter system works? Keep reading to discover how homeowner-approved seamless gutters are precisely crafted and installed—and why these gutters are superior to traditional gutters for leak-free performance.
Seamless Gutters vs. Traditional Gutters: What’s the Difference?
- Traditional gutters are made when small metal or vinyl pieces are attached or “snapped” together to form the pipes. They include small seams where the sections fit together, and these seams are more prone to leaks.
- Seamless gutters are roll-formed, continuous gutters that are custom-made at your home to eliminate seams. These gutters only have seams at angles, turns, and downspouts to stop potential leaks within the gutter system.
What Are Seamless Gutters Made Of?
Seamless gutters are typically made from metal, such as copper, steel, or aluminum.
Copper and steel are durable, high-quality materials that can be soldered together to create seamless gutters. However, since these materials tend to be more costly, they are not as popular as aluminum gutters.
Aluminum is a bendable, shapeable, and sturdy material that can be melded into seamless gutters. Gutters made from aluminum are easy to maintain, and they can be installed in various colors, finishes, and styles to match your roofing system.
How Are Seamless Gutters Installed?
Seamless gutters are made custom-fit to your home and can usually be installed in one day since all the work is done on-site. Typically, your contractor will arrive in a large truck or van with a seamless gutter machine. They’ll also come with a large coil of your gutter material, such as aluminum or copper, in the color and finish of your choosing.
Before making your gutters, your contractor will collect careful measurements to determine the length, width, and height needed for the system. Then, your contractor will use the machine to create seamless gutters that perfectly match your home. Once your seamless gutters are made, they are mounted to your home like traditional gutters. Contractors will often install brackets to your home’s fascia, and screw or hang the gutters on the brackets.
Seamless gutters will still include endcaps to prevent water from overflowing at the end of your gutters, joints to curve around your home, and downspouts to direct water away from your home installed with connectors, just like traditional gutters.
Protect and Beautify Your Chicago Home with Seamless Gutters from LeafCo Gutters
Seamless gutters offer homeowners peace of mind that their home is protected from water damage and pesky leaks, even during torrential downpours and powerful storms.
However, seamless gutters offer another unique benefit—aesthetic appeal. Since seamless gutters are custom-made to match your home’s length, width, and style, you can enhance your home’s appearance with a beautiful, high-end seamless gutter system.Scroll through our most recent projects to discover how installing seamless gutters with LeafCo Gutters can enhance your home’s appearance while bolstering your protection against water damage!