If you’re getting new gutters for your home, is it time to go to seamless gutters? Indiana winters can be brutal, and your gutters will need to be able to protect your home from the elements. It’s important that gutters don’t become clogged and they continue to flow despite facing heavy rain, snow, and during a storm.
On houses everywhere, seamed (or sectional) gutters are the default setting. Sections of metal cut to fit your needs, and the pieces are welded or snapped together. They’re inexpensive and a simpler system overall. But are seamless gutters worth the increased cost? Many believe so.
The following will take a closer look at seamless gutters and help you figure out which style best suits your needs.
WHAT ARE SEAMLESS GUTTERS?
Seamless gutters are long sections of metal or copper that attach to the corners and downspouts of your house. They are dispatched out of a gutter machine into the exact measurements of your gutter system.
SEAMED VS. SEAMLESS
Let’s take a look at the two versions of gutters and analyze the pros and cons of each:
Cost – Seamless gutters cost more than seamed ones. There are material and labor costs to consider when buying a seamless gutter system. As always, the key is to shop around and keep a close eye on what each contractor is saying. It’s also good to collect references and drive by those houses to get a feel for the quality of their work.
Installation – If you want a simple gutter system and you know your way around a hacksaw, a seamed gutter is the way to go. If you don’t consider yourself handy enough or don’t have the proper tools, you may consider a seamless system.
Ease Of Maintenance – While more expensive, seamless gutters are easier to maintain. They’re literally long sections of metal, not segmented pieces to connect. And cut correctly, they’re custom made to fit your home.
Protection – As seamless gutters don’t have seams in their middle sections – only at the corners – there are fewer weakness areas in them. This means, while you’re paying more for it, seamless gutters can often offer better protection.
TAKING CARE OF GUTTER NEEDS IN INDIANAPOLIS
Garage Doors of Indianapolis can help you put the finishing touches on your home. Whether you decide seamed or seamless gutters are your best bet, our team of experts have the experience and knowledge to make gutter installation and maintenance of a hassle-free job.
Contact us for a free quote today or call 317-860-0806 to make the decision a seamless one!