There’s nothing like a lush green Minnesota backyard in the summertime while the world is alive with nature’s bounty. But by the time fall comes around, all of those lovely leaves can add up to household chores like raking the lawn and gutter maintenance.
If your gutters are damaged or broken, water pooling near your house is the least of our concerns. Damaged gutters can lead to a host of home maintenance problems that can cost you money down the road.
But with seamless gutters, you’ll never have to worry about broken gutters. In this post from Window World Twin Cities, we’re breaking down every reason you should consider investing in seamless gutters. Give us a call to schedule your seamless gutter installation today!
Gutters and Your Home
Most homeowners don’t put a lot of thought into their gutter systems, and they can be easy to overlook or ignore until there’s a problem. But an attractive gutter system is part of a beautiful home and essential to diverting water away from your roof and foundation.
By moving water away from your home, gutters protect your home from a wide range of problems, including:
● Foundation damage
● Landscape erosion
● Warped siding
● Window damage
● And more
When gutters are clean, attractive, and functional, they blend in with your home and roof neatly. However, when they’re sagging, clogged, worn out, broken, or faded, they detract from your home’s curb appeal.
Sectional Gutter Problems
Rain gutters have been used for millennia and date back to as early as 2500 B.C. Although they briefly went out of use in the middle ages, they came back into use by the Normans during the 13th century. Many of these early gutters were made from wood or lead and were manufactured in ten to 20-foot sections.
Today’s sectional gutters are manufactured using a variety of materials including steel, vinyl, copper, and aluminum. But no matter what material is used in a gutter system’s construction, the joints where two canal sections connect represent a point of vulnerability.
Metal gutters tend to rust over time and eventually fail. Vinyl gutters, on the other hand, are likely to fail at the joints due to their lightweight material.
All of these forces can cause your gutter joints to deteriorate or become vulnerable over time:
● Solar UV damage
● Snow loads
● Heavy rain
Reasons to Invest in Seamless Gutters
Unlike traditional sectional gutters, seamless gutters are manufactured using a continuous piece of metal. At Window World, we use a mobile gutter machine to custom fit your new seamless gutters to your home.
With no seams, you won’t have to worry about rusty joints and dripping, leaking gutters. And all of our gutter installations come with a five-year installation guarantee.
These are just a few reasons to invest in seamless gutters.
Installation is a simple process.
When you have seamless gutters installed on your home, installation can be completed in a fairly short time frame since it’s a pretty straightforward and easy process. Our gutter installation specialists use specialized gutter installation equipment to create a seamless gutter system around your roof using precise measurements.
They’re easier to maintain than traditional gutters.
Gutter maintenance is inevitable when you’re a homeowner. Traditional gutters have joints where debris can back up and create clogs. Seamless gutters are much easier to clean than traditional sectional gutters for this reason. If you add gutter covers to your seamless gutters, they will rarely need any cleaning at all.
Additionally, over time, gutter sections can become rusted and damaged, leading to moisture damage to your home and foundation if your gutters fail. With seamless gutters, you don’t have to worry about leaking gutters due to broken joints and seams. And because of their enamel paint, you won’t have to worry about discoloration or peeling over time.
They’re more durable than traditional gutters.
Seamless gutters are much more durable than sectional gutters and far less likely to leak or become clogged, especially when combined with leafproof gutter covers. The joints in traditional gutters represent weak points in the gutter system where they can be vulnerable to rust.
On the other hand, the single-canal design of seamless gutters makes them far stronger and more rigid than sectional gutters. While traditional gutters can require replacement after a decade or two, seamless gutters can conceivably last much longer.
No seams mean no place for leaks.
When gutters leak, they invariably leak at the seams. Without gutter seams, there is no place for water to seep out of your gutters. Instead, water is whisked away through your gutter system, pouring out of your downspouts and out into the yard away from your home.
Your home will be better protected from water damage.
When water gets into your home, it can lead to a host of problems, some of which can threaten your family’s health. From there, mold can take root, growing and spreading throughout your home. This can lead to health problems like allergies or even long-term neurological issues.
With leak-prone sectional gutters, your home is more susceptible to issues like rust, mold, roof damage, rot, and siding damage. Seamless gutters are a worry-free alternative.
They look better than traditional gutters.
Broken or hanging gutters detract from your home’s curb appeal and can even lead to unsightly lawn erosion. On the other hand, clean and attractive seamless gutters will also add to your home’s value.
Our seamless gutters are available in 12 colors and matching downspout colors that match the color of your home’s siding and fascia. Baked-on enamel paint will never fade, peel, or need to be repainted.
Our seamless gutters also come with hidden hangers and rain diverters to complete the seamless look.
You’ll save in the long run.
Although seamless gutters require a higher initial investment, they last much longer and require less spending on maintenance as time goes by since you’ll have fewer repairs to manage.
Besides not having to constantly pay for gutter cleaning and repair services, all seamless gutter systems come with a warranty.
Cleaning Your Seamless Gutters
To ensure your seamless gutters remain in good condition and are able to perform as they’re intended, regular gutter cleaning is recommended. Leaves and debris will naturally build up in gutters over time, and gutters can clog if they are not regularly cleaned. They can even attract small animals and insects.
To prevent these issues, make gutter maintenance a part of your seasonal home maintenance, cleaning your gutters at least twice a year or anytime you’ve had a few storms come through.
To clean your seamless gutters, follow these steps.
Choose a dry, sunny day.
Check your weather report ahead of time before scheduling your gutter cleaning project. You’ll want to make sure your gutters have plenty of time to dry out since dry debris is much easier to remove than wet leaves and debris.
To clean your gutters, wear comfortable clothing articles that aren’t overly loose, as these could pose a liability when climbing up and down your ladder. Additionally, wear long sleeves to protect your arms. You’ll also need a pair of durable work gloves or rubber gloves.
Gutter cleaning can be a risky business. Get someone to help you maintain a stable ladder while you’re accessing your roof to reduce your risk of injury.
Scoop your gutters.
Working near one of your downspouts, use a trowel to scoop out any debris that has collected in your gutters. Use a bucket to toss the debris in or lay down a tarp so it doesn’t end up all over your lawn.
Flush your gutters.
Once you’ve finished scooping out your gutters, it’s time to flush them using a garden hose. This will eliminate any remaining debris or residue that may be decomposing inside your gutter canals.
Leafproof Gutter Guards
Are you tired of climbing up a ladder to scrape slime-covered debris out of your gutter canals every few months? Make this unpleasant chore a thing of the past with leafproof gutter covers.
Our gutter guards blend in with your home’s gutter system with 11 colors to choose from. Debris, twigs, and leaves stay out of your gutters while water is carried away easily, preventing damage from clogs to your home, siding, and foundation.
Schedule Your Twin Cities Seamless Gutter Installation
How long has it been since you took a good look at your gutter system? If you’re tired of unsightly gutters and gutter cleaning, call a Window World representative to learn more about our gutter guards and seamless gutters today.
To connect with a Window World Twin Cities gutter installer, call 651.770.5570, or contact us online to get your free quote and discuss home exterior ideas for your Twin Cities home.
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