What’s the Big Deal About Seamless Gutters?

June 19, 2017


Seamless gutters spark a lot of discussion (and in some cases debate) among roofing contractors. It is true that there is a lot of hype surrounding seamless gutters. Once you start talking shop, however, you begin to realize the significance of seamless gutters and why you need them on your roof.

How Seamless Gutters are Made

In order to appreciate the value of seamless gutters, you need to understand how they are made. In years past, it was common practice for roofing contractors to install gutters on homes in sections that overlapped. This was the standard for at least five decades.

Seamless gutters changed all that. The concept is simple. Instead of connecting several pieces together, why not create one long piece that spans the entire length of the house? By creating this type of gutter, you eliminate seams one side of the roof.

Seamless gutters are cut on site. A contractor takes measurements of each section of your house and cuts a piece of gutter to fit the section perfectly. This ensures that your gutters are custom-designed to suit your home.

Why Seamless Gutters are the Best Choice

Seamless gutters have gained popularity with both homeowners and contractors for several reasons:

●        Eliminate the possibility of leaks

●        A smooth streamlined look is more attractive than unsightly seams

●        All measurements are exact

●        Jobs can be completed in an efficient manner

●        A wide variety of textures, tones, and designs

●        Extremely durable – engineered from galvanized steel or aluminum

Seamless Secret Weapon: Baked-On Enamel Finish

What keeps seamless gutters looking vibrant year after year is the finish. Rather than being painted, seamless gutters are coated with a baked-on enamel finish. The finish is thick enough to resist heat, water, high winds, sunlight, and falling or flying objects. Enamel finish can be pressure washed without harming the surface.

Seamless Gutters Work Well with Gutter Guards

Gutter guards are difficult to maintain on roofs with sectioned gutters. Standard gutters become disconnected and sag. When this happens they pull the gutter guards down with them. Eventually, however, the guards will detach from the gutter and leave open spaces for leaves and debris to get in. Since seamless gutters do not disconnect and do not sag, gutter guards will remain intact.

Do you have additional questions about seamless gutters? Then contact Keyprime Roofing and Remodeling. We can answer all your questions and help you find the right seamless gutter system for you home. We provide complete gutter installation, repair, and replacement for homeowners in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the surrounding area. Call us today at 952.426.0132. You can also message us on our contact page.

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