27 Nov What Types of Roofs Have Seamless Gutters?
Seamless gutters provide a low-maintenance option for many homes. If you are curious about seamless gutters and wonder if they would work for you, the answer is probably yes. Discuss the issue with someone with gutter installation experience, but there are many reasons why seamless gutters are a smart choice.
Why Choose Seamless?
Seamless gutters are custom made for your home. The fabrication crew will measure the rooflines of your house and use a gutter machine to form them onsite. Because they are made to your home’s measurements, their only seams are on the corners. In those areas where seams are unavoidable, the pieces join with screws and are coated with silicone for a long-lasting waterproof seal. The seamless design minimizes leaks and maintenance needs.
Typically, aluminum is used for seamless gutters, although copper and stainless steel can also be used. Stainless steel creates heavy gutters that add expense during installation, while copper is pricey and is left unpainted. You can get aluminum gutters with a baked-on powder-coat finish in a range of colors to coordinate with your home.
Gutter installation that includes leaf guards will keep the gutters clear of debris that can clog up your gutters and downspouts. Seamless gutters are worry and maintenance-free.
There are a few hints that your gutters may need replacing. If you notice them pulling away from your house or sagging in spots, it may be because they are water-logged in that area. The design of the gutter or being filled with leaves and other debris can cause this.
Paint peeling off of the gutters or areas of orange, which indicate rust, are signs that they are constantly filled with water in that area. This is not how gutters are designed, and if the water isn’t clearing out, you need to determine why.
Water pooling around your home’s foundation indicates that the gutters and downspouts are not moving water away from your home the way they should. Again, this can be because of debris or a design issue.
Address any visible damage to the gutters immediately. What looks like a small crack will quickly grow. Caught early, you may only need to deal with your gutters. If you take a wait and see approach, the shutters and fascia board can be damaged by pooling water.
Gutters that aren’t functioning properly can cause damage to your entire house. If they aren’t effectively moving water away from your home’s foundation, it may develop cracks that can lead to extensive structural damage.
Damaging your foundation isn’t the only problem with misdirected water. It can wash away soil, causing erosion, and crack and damage your walkways and driveway.
Gutters that aren’t doing their job can allow water to pool, forcing water into the fascia and roof of your home. In addition to damaging your roof, this provides a place for mildew to grow, which can affect your family’s health.
If you believe your gutters need work, get in touch with Smart Gutters FL to discuss the options.