Protect Your Home From Roof to Foundation With A Seamless Gutter System
A properly installed gutter protection system can protect your home from serious damage year-round. Every serious home owner should know that old, damaged or defective gutters have the potential to cause damage to your home.
When gutters clog and the water is not diverted properly, it will overflow into either the house or the foundation. This can cause wood rot, foundation problems, ice damming, and landscaping erosion. Damages associated with clogged gutters are many, however, this fall you can avoid a great deal of expenses and unwanted hassles by installing a gutter protection system.
The Ultimate Gutter Protection System
Gutter protection systems help keep basements and crawlspaces dry, protect siding and windows from harmful backsplash, and prevent staining and rotting the walls of your house. In addition to causing damage to your home, gutters clogged with soggy leaves and debris are also the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew, as well as mosquitoes and other pests who are known disease carriers.
Gutters come in various materials, sizes and colors; here is a rundown of each option for different home owners and situations.
Two main gutter styles available today: Half-Round or K-Style
Other styles of gutters have been used over the many years of home and building construction, but today the most common are the half-round gutters and the K-style gutters. The half-round are more common in older construction, and since the 1960’s the K-style are the most common. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Newer fabrication technologies have made both affordable. Minnesota Leafless Gutters customizes both seamless gutter styles on site to perfectly fit your home or building.
Types of Gutters
Sectional types are sold in 10ft. to 22ft. long pieces. Gutter sections are joined together by snap-in-place connectors. All sectional systems have end caps, corner pieces and drop outlets for connecting to downspouts. The negative to sectional systems is that there is a potential for leaks through the seams. One positive is that they can be installed by either the homeowner or by a professional installer.
Seamless gutters are the most popular type today. The biggest selling point is that they don’t have any seams which could potentially leak. The sections join only at inside and outside corners and at downspout outlets. Seamless gutters are usually formed from aluminum that has a baked-on finish, but they may be made from copper or factory-painted steel. These types of gutters cannot be installed by do-it-yourselfers. They are made with a special machine that’s brought to your home by a professional Minnesota gutter contractor.
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