Seamless Gutters and Gutter Guards St Paul Minnesota
The permanent solution to properly divert water away from your house is to install seamless gutters along with gutter guards that can be installed onto your existing gutters, in most cases. We prefer seamless gutters because there are fewer connections to worry about when it rains or snows.
Seamless Gutters & Gutter Guards Protect Your Home
Weather conditions are definitely something we have to consider when living in Minnesota. With seamless gutters, however, there is less of a chance of leaking. This means less worrying about water damage to any part of your home, including your siding, landscaping, foundation or anything else. ANY water next to your home’s foundation is NOT a good thing!
When you have gutters with several connections, they are not as strong as seamless gutters and they can buckle under the pressure of heavy snow, rain and ice. In Minnesota, those are very real conditions that have been the downfall of many gutters with connections. All it takes is for one joint or connection to weaken and your entire gutter system could end up on the ground. And who know what other damage that may cause on the way down! When installed correctly by a professional, seamless gutters can withstand a great deal of weight without getting damaged. There are no joints to become weakened and no seams that leak.
Gutter Styles Available for Your Home
The two most common gutter styles found on homes today are K-style or traditional Half-Round gutters. Both are sufficient for Minnesota seasons, but depending on your homes exterior architecture one may look more appealing than the other. Newer fabrication technologies have made both affordable.
Most gutters on homes in the Twin Cities, and throughout Minnesota, are made of steel or aluminum. Although some prefer the elegant look of copper. There are also vinyl gutters, however vinyl’s lifespan is limited and may not hold up in the cold temperatures of a Minnesota winter.
Aluminum Gutter Materials
Aluminum gutters have become a popular choice due to cost and the fact that is can be made from post-consumer and recycled material. They are relatively low cost, resist corrosion, and can last for 15 years or more if not damaged by ladders or storms.
Steel Gutter Materials
Steel gutters are available in a plain galvanized or enamel finishes and a wide variety of colors. Steel gutters last on average about 15 years. Steel is a good choice for gutter in northern states with snow and ice conditions as steel gutters can bear a much heavier load than aluminum.
The one, and may I add, ONLY disadvantage to seamless gutters, is that they have to be installed by an experienced St Paul Minnesota gutter contractor. You want to consider the installation company you choose. Ask them about their warranties. An excellent warranty can often become a tipping point in the home selling process. It can help assure prospective buyers that your home has been well maintained and cared for. Make sure they are reputable by asking for references and checking with your local BBB.