Rain gutters play a very important role in protecting your home from moisture damage. While both standard gutter systems and seamless gutter systems seek to accomplish this same goal, the fact is that seamless gutters often prove more effective at getting the job done. This is thanks to several impressive benefits that come along with choosing to install a seamless gutter system for your home. You can learn more about three of these benefits below.
Benefit #1: Seamless Gutter Systems Are Less Likely To Leak
Traditional gutter systems are made up of several different sections of gutters that are joined together. Over time, small gaps will often develop in between each section of the gutter. These gaps can result in leaks that allow rainwater to drain down the side of your home and can potentially result in some rather serious water damage. This type of damage is very rare in homes with seamless gutter systems since these gutter systems are made up of one solid piece of gutter material. This means that there will never be any gaps in your gutters that can result in leaks.
Benefit #2: Seamless Gutter Systems Do Not Have Joints For Debris To Get Caught On
If debris is allowed to build up inside your gutters, this debris can prevent water from flowing through your gutter system as intended. This can result in water damage to your roof since rainwater will not be able to properly drain away. While it is possible for debris to get into both traditional and seamless gutter systems, this debris is far less likely to build up when choosing to install seamless gutters. This is because seamless gutters lack the joints or lips that are created where two pieces of gutter materials join together. Since debris is often caught on these joints, it is much easier to keep a seamless gutter system clean of debris and flowing properly.
Benefit #3: Seamless Gutter Systems Are Custom Fitted For Your Home
When installing a traditional gutter system, generically sized pieces are put together in order to best match the dimensions of your home. While an experienced contractor will be able to secure a close fit using this approach, there can still be some small gaps or overhangs when using traditional gutters. Seamless gutter systems are fitted in an entirely different way. Rather than using generic sizes, seamless gutters are actually cut onsite in order to perfectly fit your home. This customized fit further helps to prevent potentially problematic gaps in your gutter system.
Get in touch with a roofer to learn more about gutter installation.