Are you considering a replacement gutter system? If so, have you considered the benefits of seamless gutters? Read on to discover what a seamless gutter is, the various types of seamless gutters and why installing them brings a number of advantages over conventional guttering.
What is seamless guttering?
As the name suggests, seamless guttering is guttering that is made as a single, continuous trough. The only joins are where the guttering needs to turn a corner.
Types of seamless guttering
There are several different types of seamless gutters, the most common of which are detailed below.
- UPVC gutters – fast to install and cost-effective to purchase, UPVC gutters look great on any property and are an excellent option.
- Aluminum gutters – lasting up to twenty years, aluminum gutters are easy to maintain and extremely weatherproof.
Seamless guttering is available in a range of styles, including European guttering, half-round gutters, fascia guttering, or K-style gutters. The right type of guttering depends on variables that include personal taste, property construction, roof profile, and budget.
The benefits of seamless gutters
Less likely to leak
Joints are the weak point of any guttering system. By keeping the number of joints to a minimum, the chances of a leak are significantly reduced.
Less likely to block up
Almost inevitably, the joints between gutter sections create an uneven bump in the trough’s profile. This alters the velocity of the water as it travels through the guttering, meaning it’s likely that leaves, dirt or other debris being carried by rainwater is more likely to be deposited at gutter joints. In turn, this increases the risk of a build-up that will ultimately compromise the gutter.
A durable guttering solution
Seamless guttering has fewer weak areas in comparison to traditional guttering. As a result, it’s less likely to need repair or maintenance. If correctly installed, it’s likely that seamless guttering will give many years of useful service.
If it does need replacing, the fact that a longer length can be replaced in one go helps to keep labor costs low, saving you money without compromising on results.
Cheaper to install
One of the major benefits of seamless gutters is that they can be installed quickly and easily. If you’re a homeowner on a budget, or simply someone who doesn’t want to spend more on repairs and installation than necessary, the low labor costs of seamless guttering is a big plus.
A modern, attractive alternative
Contemporary seamless gutters are available in a good selection of designs and materials. If you want to customize your exterior so that it matches your taste and preference, there will be a type of seamless guttering that’s right for you.
Styles include guttering that works well on both traditional homes and new-build properties.
Ask us for details!
Contact the team at Antietam Roofing LLC to discover more about quality seamless gutters, fitted by a professional roofer near you.
We can provide further information on the advantages of seamless guttering, as well as the various styles and materials available. Why not ask us for a FREE quote?