Many homeowners consider the gutters separate from the roof and the rest of the home – an auxiliary component that’s just there. The gutters play a bigger role in protecting your home than you think, and their effectiveness is something you should carefully think about on your next remodeling project.
In this post, your expert gutter protection installers at Seamless Exteriors, Inc., discusses why some gutters fail and what you can do about it.
Gutters are constantly exposed to the elements, so it’s important that yours are made with strong materials that can withstand a storm. Ideally, your gutters should be able to support around 30 to 40 pounds per foot of material.
Most gutters fail because they’re made of lower quality materials that can’t stand up to the elements. That’s why we recommend heavy-gauge seamless aluminum. Not only is it more weather-resilient, but it’s more durable and easy to maintain, too.
Sectional gutters remain a common choice for homeowners despite being inferior in all aspects to seamless gutters. As its name suggests, these gutters come in separate sections, so gaps form between the individual pieces where water can escape and leak into the rest of your exterior space.
At Seamless Exteriors, Inc., we install seamless gutters and gutter protection systems. Our gutters have no joints and sections. They are a seamless piece of hardware that will keep the water flowing properly and away from your exterior spaces. Our seamless gutters can easily match the aesthetics of your home and are easier to clean as well.
Lack of Gutter Protection
Leaves, dirt and roofing granules will eventually find their way into the gutters. This starts out harmless enough, but if these items continue accumulating, you’ll end up with a clogged gutter that will spill over the sides, weigh down the roof and loosen shingles.
To prevent gutter failure due to blockage, we recommend installing a gutter protection system. We use Gutter Helmet® – the superior gutter protection system for your home. It uses surface tension to prevent anything but water from entering your gutters. Gutter Helmet also has PermaLife™ finish, which gives it higher resistance to fading, chalking and corrosion.
Call us today at (319) 243-3600 to learn more about our gutters and gutter protection systems. We install seamless gutters and Gutter Helmet throughout Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Marshalltown, IA.