Blending in with the Rain

» Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Gutters | 0 comments

Gutters have been used in homes and other structures for hundreds if not thousands of years. They are a crucial part of house building, in protecting your walls and rooms from moisture and eventually mold build up. Fast forward to the 21st century, with advancements in technology, gutters and guttering have evolved and advanced as well. Traditional guttering has their fair share of problems and mishaps, fortunately, with the introduction of seamless gutters, gutters now are more efficient and easier to maintain.

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Seamless gutters introduce new technologies and techniques when it comes to guttering. Traditional gutters come in multiple separate pieces that are placed together along the outer area of the roof, as compared to seamless gutters that come in one continuous roll. These rolls are brought on site and cut depending on the specifications of the house. This ensures that your gutter will be a perfect fit.

Since traditional channels are relatively simple to install, it is perfect for people who like to DIY and can treat this as a personal project that they can do their home improvements. With seamless gutters, however, it would be more costly to install as it needs to be pre-measured and cut on site before installing. This, however, works better, because since it comes from a continuous roll, this means that there are fewer seams and don’t require joints or fasteners to hold the gutter in place. These joints and fasteners can lead to problems as they can be and entrance for water and debris that can compromise the gutters themselves.

Seamless gutters also prove to be better aesthetically, since they blend in with the form of the house along the roof. The design aspect incompatibility with traditional gutters seems to be an afterthought, typically bulging out and extending from the roof. Seamless gutters seamlessly integrate with the structure itself, making it look as if it was also a part of the design of the house.

When it comes to maintenance, seamless gutters prove to be the better choice as well as compared to their traditional counterparts. A common problem with rain gutters is the collection of leaves and debris where water would usually be collected and would run through. This blocks the passageway for the water and can cause damage to the gutters if not removed immediately.

Build up of leaves along the gutters and being unattended can also lead to it composting. With seamless gutters, this isn’t as much of a problem. Seamless gutters make it harder for leaves and debris to build up, ensuring that there is minimal blocking and that the water runs through smoothly. This isn’t to say that there won’t be any build up at all, there is still some risk of debris build up. However, they are significantly easier to remove that of traditional gutters.

When it comes down to it, seamless gutters, although come with a heftier price tag than of traditional gutters, will be a better choice in the long run. They will be easier to maintain and will be more durable and efficient in the job that they are supposed to do. Less maintenance means you will have more time to do the things that you love to do.

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