One important consideration when selecting gutters for your home is whether to go with seamless or traditional gutters. Seamless gutters are manufactured in longer lengths so that the only joints in your gutters are at the corners of the house or at the downspout. Traditional gutters are sold in shorter, pre-cut lengths, so there may be multiple joints along even one side of the roof. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but here at Minnesota Leafless Gutters, we believe that you have some compelling reasons to give serious consideration to going seamless.
The Benefits of Seamless Gutters
Selecting seamless gutters means that there are fewer joints in your entire gutter system. These joints are the areas that are prone to leaks, particularly in a location that receives heavy leaf-fall or for gutters that aren’t cleaned out very regularly. Clogs put more strain on the joints of your gutter system, so going seamless is a great way to cut down on potential leaks or make it easier to clean out the gutters.
In addition, seamless gutters are less attractive to critters looking to make a home in your new gutters. Because seamless gutters are produced on site to custom measurements, they provide a perfect fit to ensure your home looks great. The materials used to make these gutters also tend to hold up much better to the freeze-thaw cycles of a Minnesota winter than prefabricated vinyl gutters.
The Downside of Seamless Gutters
Nothing in life is perfect, so of course every innovation has its drawback. The trade-off with seamless gutters is that they are more complex to manufacture and install, so their cost is a bit higher. Seamless gutters are almost impossible to install by yourself as they are made to measure on-site and the lengths can be unwieldy to work with.
The Verdict on Seamless Gutters
Ultimately, for homeowners seeking a durable, low-stress and more functional gutter solution, seamless gutters are the way to go. Particularly in areas that have overhanging or nearby trees, the extra cost of a seamless gutter is quickly offset by the decrease in required repairs for leaks. If, like many homeowners, you’re not the best at cleaning your gutters as often as you should or immediately after a clog, seamless options will save you a lot of headaches in the future.
At Minnesota Leafless Gutters, we know the benefits and drawbacks of all your gutter options. Our trained, experienced gutter experts can help ensure you choose the best solution possible for your home, whatever that ends up being. Give us a call today at (612) 221-0362 and let’s get started!