Upgrades in modern technology have benefitted homeowners in numerous areas over the years, and rain gutters are no exception. There are several current options available for rain gutters that are significant upgrades on what would have been available even a decade or two ago, and a good example is a form of rain gutter known as the seamless rain gutter.
At Wizard Rain Gutters, seamless rain gutters are just one of several types we’re proud to install for you. Our rain gutter installations include configuring your system based on the amount of rainfall your home receives, plus drainage needs and other factors that may play a role. Let’s go over what seamless rain gutters are, why they might be preferable to other options for your home.
Seamless Gutter Basics and Material Options
As the name implies, seamless rain gutters are systems that contain no seams. Where most other systems have such seams, which are present at the joints or other connector areas of the gutter materials, seamless gutters are made without such gaps. This means water has no chance to leak out from seams, which are one of the most common leak locations in other gutter types. Seamless gutters are strong and hold up to wind, expansion and contraction very easily.
There are several materials available for seamless rain gutter construction. They can be found in aluminum, vinyl, galvanized steel and potentially a couple others if you inquire. Your choice of material really comes down to how long you want the system to last – the higher the quality of material, the longer a lifespan you’ll get out of it (it will probably also cost a bit more, as well).
How Seamless Gutters Are Attached
So how do seamless gutters fit on your home or building? This is done through an invisible system that uses both interior and exterior brackets to attach the spout to the gutter itself. Wood screws are generally used for securing the system.
Through the hanging steel gutter, this system is one of the strongest possible out there. This steel gutter also makes the spout look very good from the outside, increasing curb appeal on the property. Finally, the use of screws over nails means there’s no chance of a gutter coming loose in high winds.
Color Choices and Aesthetics
In nearly all cases, you can choose a seamless rain gutter color that matches your home’s paint color. There are plenty of customization options available, many of which are known to enhance the home’s appearance in major ways that impact property value. Not only do these products bring you greater protection from foundation and other water damage, they can improve your financial situation as well.
For more on the benefits of seamless rain gutters, or to learn about any of our rain gutter installation or repair services, speak to the staff at Wizard Rain Gutters today.