With so many different types and styles of gutters available on the market, choosing the best gutters for your home in north Texas can be a challenge.
We go into more detail in our comprehensive gutter guide, but gutters can vary in shape (k-shape, half-round, et. al.), material (copper, aluminium, steel, vinyl or zinc), and assembly (installed in pieces or in one continuous, seamless run).
Today we’ll be focusing on the gutter assembly or installation called seamless.
Seamless gutters are exactly what the name implies; gutters without a seam or connection points.
These differ from other common types of gutters in that traditional gutters are usually pre-cut and are bought in sections. Each section must be assembled/attached together during installation, creating seams within your gutter system.
Custom made at your home, seamless gutters are installed in long, singular pieces, eliminating almost all the seams that would be created by traditional systems.
While you can probably guess already why most homeowners in Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen and other places in Collin County are opting for seamless gutters, let’s take a closer look at the 3 main reasons.
As we discussed in our last post about why your gutters may be leaking, one of the primary sources of gutter leaks are the seams of your system.
As your gutter system ages, the connection material used to connect the assembly can degrade, giving an easier pathway for water to find the ground — ultimately creating the leak.
Without those vulnerable points, seamless gutters reduce and remove (if gutters are installed correctly) those chances of leaks.
Another problem with gutters that have seams is that they provide many more places for leaves and other debris to become stuck.
As the debris builds, your gutters will not function properly and ultimately will cause overflow leaks or worse.
Without those seams, seamless gutters typically have to be cleaned and repaired less than those older systems leading to less time worrying about maintenance.
As mentioned earlier, seamless gutters are custom created to fit homes perfectly every time. This gives homeowners the smooth-looking gutter systems that avoid the clunky section connectors that you get from seamed systems.
Here at Texas Painting & Gutters, we’ve installed hundreds of gutter systems around our area and by far the preferred choice by our customers are seamless options.
After reading this, you can clearly see why that is.
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