Many homes have pre-installed basic gutter systems. These systems get the job done, but there are some issues. For example, a basic system is put in in segments. These segments fit together or slide together. Reinforcement with metal fasteners is also part of the installation process. This can lead to several issues that can be avoided by upgrading to a seamless gutter system. If you are not familiar with a seamless gutter system, here are some benefits of the system to consider.
The seams of a basic or traditional gutter system have several issues. One of the leading issues is the chance of exposed metal at those seams. If the metal is exposed and not coated, like the rest of the guttering, it can start to rust. The constant rain and sun drying cycle can cause that exposed metal to break down. This breakdown allows the rust to develop. Once it has developed, the rust spreads. The spreading rust begins breaking down other parts of the gutter, causing several forms of damage. A seamless gutter system reduces the chances of this exposure and the rust that comes from it.
With a traditional gutter system, there are seams that form at the connection joints. Over time, these seams can begin to break down and even separate slightly. This separation may not be evident to the naked eye. In fact, some homeowners do not notice the separation until they begin seeing dripping water and leaks. These leaks can cause rust and erosion and are a sign the flow of the guttering may be interrupted. With an upgrade to a seamless gutter system, these types of leaks are greatly reduced.
Reduced Clogging Issues
Separation of the gutter system at the seams can lead to serious problems. The separation and exposure-related breakdown can cause snags to occur in the gutter. When debris-filled rainwater runs over these areas, the debris has a chance of getting caught. The caught debris can lead to severe clogs. The clogging pulls down on the guttering and puts strain on the anchor points, which puts strain on your roof. The strain can lead to wood rot and roofing damage, leading to replacement. A seamless gutter system does not have the seams that may cause clogging. That means there is a reduced chance of clogging damage.
Reduced chances of rust, leaks, and clogs are vital to your roofing health. Reducing the issues from a basic gutter system is also vital in reducing erosion and other similar issues around the exterior of your home. If you are ready to upgrade to a gutter system that helps reduce these issues and helps increase the longevity of your roof, contact your roofing contractor. They can discuss a seamless gutter system installation with you and schedule an installation date.
Reach out to a professional for more information about seamless gutter installation.