Need To Replace Your Gutters? Replace Them With Seamless Gutters

It is important that gutters are in good shape as they remove water from the roof and direct it away from your home. If your gutters are old and damaged, you should replace them. One type you should consider is seamless gutters. Below is information on what seamless gutters are, as well as how the installation process works. 

Seamless Gutters

Seamless gutters are in one piece and there are no seams. This means instead of installing the gutters in sections as you do with traditional gutters, the roofing contractor installs one single piece of gutter that fits the entire length of the home. You can find seamless gutters in a variety of materials, such as copper, steel, and aluminum. 

There are many benefits of seamless gutters. First, debris will not get trapped in seams and joints so there are fewer clogs and backups in the gutters. This is beneficial for you as you will not have to worry about the time it takes to clean gutters. If you add leaf guards to your gutters this protects them even more from debris buildup. Seamless gutters also last longer as there are no seams or joints, resulting in fewer water leaks. These gutters are more durable as they come in one solid piece. 

Seamless Gutters Installation

The contractor will first inspect the fascia to ensure it is not damaged as this is what supports the seamless gutters. If there is damage, the contractor can repair these for you. The contractor may also measure the old gutters before they remove them. This makes it much easier to know the right measurements for the new gutters. The contractor then determines the best placement for downspouts. 

The contractor lines the gutters up with the slope of the roof. The gutters slide under the flashing under the shingles. The gutters are attached in different ways. For example, the contractor may choose wood or metal screws. They may also use clamps to secure the gutters. The contractor will decide what will work best for your home and roof.

The contractor will need more than one person when installing the gutters. A person is at each end during the installation to ensure the gutters line up properly. There may also be someone in the middle depending on the length of your home. 

The contractor you hire can give you much more information on how seamless gutters installation works and how long the process will take.