Gutters for routing rainwater from the roof to where we want it are nothing new, but for years these gutters consisted of pieces of formed metal that contractors brought to the home and pieced together. New machinery now allows the contractor to bring coils of metal to the home and install on site. Each section of your seamless gutter is then formed in the exact length of the side of your home. Seamless gutters and their impact on your home will make all the difference.
Any time you piece something together you have seams and these are the weak points in the gutters. These joints are never quite smooth, so they catch leaves and debris which in turn clog the gutter. The gutter is then carrying more weight than it should handle, and the weak spots start to give way. Eventually, this becomes a leak, allowing moisture to end up in places you don’t want to get wet.
Seamless gutters don’t have seams. While you will still need to keep your gutters clear of leaves and debris, they will not have as much problem with clogging. If they do get clogged, usually from a clump of debris that is too large for the downspout. This means they don’t have those weak points. The only joints in these gutters are at the corners of the house, and where the downspouts both help support and remove the weight of the water.
There are tons of options for seamless gutters that fit the style of your home, ensuring that you will have a lovely compliment to your house. At Longhorn Solar Screens, we strive to provide quality services with integrity, efficiency, and professionalism.
Contact us today to schedule your estimate for new seamless gutters or for information on energy-efficient window treatments for your home.