A homeowner will often underestimate the range of choices that are available to them when it comes to the types of gutters that they install on their home. However, seamless gutters can be an option that will be far less likely to leak than traditional gutter systems.
Why Can Leaking Gutters Be A Problem?
It is often assumed that leaking gutters will not be a significant problem for a person's home to suffer. However, leaking gutters can actually contribute to major and long-term structural damage to a home. For example, the water leaking out of the gutters and running down the side of the home can cause the exterior of the house to rot. It can also damage the foundation by eroding the soil away from its base. These problems can lead to very expensive repairs to the home that could have been avoided by opting for a gutter system that is more resistant to developing leaks.
How Are Seamless Gutters Installed?
A homeowner may assume that the lack of seams will make it extremely difficult to install these gutter systems. However, these systems will actually be installed using a process that will largely resemble the process used with traditional gutter systems. This will largely involve installing the gutters as a series of sections that will eventually wrap around the home's exterior. The joints between the sections of the gutters will be sealed with a soldering-like technique that will close any gaps that may be present in the joint. An added benefit of this process is that the gutters can be more durable due to the fact that they will be a unified piece once the installation is complete.
Do Seamless Gutters Require Any Additional Care?
While it will still be necessary for you to have the gutters cleaned to keep them maintained, they will not typically require any more maintenance than a traditional set of gutters would need. In fact, seamless gutter systems may even require less maintenance due to the fact that they will be far less likely to develop leaks that would need to be patched in the future. These gutter systems are also compatible with gutter screens and other protective systems that can limit the amount of debris that can enter the gutter system. This will have the result of dramatically reducing the total amount of maintenance that you will need to do by reducing the frequency that you will need to have them cleaned.
To learn more, contact a resource like Ziparo Brothers Construction.