The gutter system tends to be one of the more overlooked features of the home, yet it’s no less important than any other feature. After all, without a gutter system, rainwater will run straight down your roof. This could lead to leaks inside your home. Water could also collect at the foundation and lead to erosion or even damage. Yet many homeowners will just install the cheapest gutter system and call it a day.
Because your gutter system is so vital to protecting your home against the elements, it’s worth investing in a high-quality gutter system. The following are three ways in which seamless gutters are a much better option than the traditional gutter system.
1. Seamless gutters are more durable
The big difference between seamless gutters and traditional gutters is in the way they are installed. Traditional gutter systems are installed in small sections using nails or screws. This means there are seams where the sections meet. Seamless gutters are installed in large sections; the only seams are near the corners. This eliminates troublesome seams throughout the main parts of the gutter system. Our seamless gutters are also installed with SnapLock technology, which means they snap to the side of your house. Although not permanently attached, no screws or nails are needed to hold the gutters in place. These differences are the reasons why seamless gutters are more durable.
Traditional gutters are more likely sag as nails and screws become compromised due to general wear and tear. Sagging is also caused by installing gutters in sections. Seamless gutters are not dependent on the structural integrity of nails and screws to hold them up, making them a better option for your home.
2. Seamless gutters require less maintenance
Seamless gutters are much easier to maintain than traditional gutters. First of all, the seams of the traditional gutter system are more likely to experience debris buildup than a seamless gutter system. Debris has nothing to be caught on in a seamless system and moves toward your downspouts easily. As a result, you’ll find seamless gutter systems experience clogs much less often.
Clogs are the natural enemy of gutter systems – they prevent the gutters from doing their job. When a clog occurs, water gets backed up, and eventually overflows defeating the purpose of the gutters. When water backs up, the weight is more likely to cause issues with traditional gutters. Because of these issues, traditional gutter systems must be cleaned more often than a seamless gutter system. If you are paying for this to be done it ends up costing you much more over the lifetime of your gutters.
This is not a maintenance issue you’ll have to deal with when it comes to your seamless gutters.
3. Seamless gutters save you money in the long run
Last, but not least, investing in seamless gutters will likely help you save money in the long run. While they will be more expensive to install than traditional gutters, you’ll find the amount of money you’ll save over time will be more than worth it. The following are the ways in which seamless gutters can save you money long term:
- You have a greater array of color and style options available when choosing a seamless gutter system. You can also pay more to choose a custom color to help the gutters blend seamlessly into your home’s exterior.
- You won’t have to replace seamless gutters as often as traditional gutters because they won’t experience nearly as much wear and tear over their life.
- You won’t have to pay to have your seamless gutters cleaned out nearly as often as you will to have your traditional gutters cleaned out. This is especially true when you have gutter guards added.
- You won’t have to pay for as much maintenance or repairs since seamless gutters are less likely to be damaged.
- You won’t have to deal with potential water leaks and damage to your home, which could be costly.
As you can see, seamless gutters are simply the best option when it comes to durability, maintenance, and cost. For more information about our seamless gutters, be sure to contact us at Quality Gutter Systems in Boerne, TX, today.