Oak Park Heights MN Seamless Gutters and Gutter Guards
Now that Spring is here and the weather is starting to warm up again, it is the perfect time to walk around your house to see if your gutters and downspouts are doing their job. Look for any damage this past winter may have inflicted. Heavy snow and ice dams can certainly take a toll on your gutter system.
Gutters indeed play a very important role in every home’s roofing system. That’s why we should never neglect these in order to protect our homes especially during the wet rainy season.
Think about this… Over 43,000,000 cubic inches of rain flow off of the average 30-square roof each year. That’s over 120,000 gallons. If your gutters are clogged, managing millions of gallons of water can be difficult.
With water weighing over 8 pounds a gallon, it doesn’t take much more than one decent rainfall to cause some serious damage to your home, especially during periods of heavy rainfall, or when snow is melting rapidly during a spring thaw.
Water, in the wrong place, is our homes’ worst enemy. Water can increase the weight of your gutters, which, in turn, causes the gutters to pull away from your home’s structure. This causes water to get into the wood and damage it or even cause an infestation of mold. The weight of rainwater standing on a roof has even caused roofs to collapse. Therefore, your number one priority as a homeowner is to keep water where it belongs.
A seamless gutter system will protect your roof, home foundation, driveways, and walkways from potential water damage. They will do all these things very well, and they will add to the value and beauty of your home!
Traditional gutter come in 10 foot lengths. This means when traditional gutters are installed there are seams, a potential source of leaks every 10 feet. Water is a very persistent element and seams just give it a way into your home. If your house is 60 feet long on one side you would have five seams, and five potential leak points. Plus, these seams are just plain ugly.
Seamless gutters are custom made to the dimensions of your home, and they have no seams on the straight edges. A professional St Paul Minnesota’s gutter installer will make your seamless gutters on site, using an advanced seamless gutter machine.
The installer brings the machine to your property, rolls the metal through the machine, and—voila!—out the other end comes a fully formed gutter in the desired length. No seams! Because there are no seams, there are less potential leak points.
Even though these are called seamless gutters, it is important to note that they aren’t entirely seamless. Whenever your gutter rounds a corner, there is a seam. When a length of gutter comes to an end and must be capped, there is a seam. And when a hole is cut in the trough for a downspout, there is a seam.
These corner and down spout seams are secured and sealed to ensure that there will be no leaks. A seamless gutter system is meant to withstand even the heaviest rains that Mother Nature throws our way.
You can find seamless gutters made out of many different materials such as, aluminum, galvanized steel or copper that can accentuate the architecture of any home. And, seamless gutters are available in every different color and style to match up perfectly with your home’s exterior. The end result is an aesthetically pleasing, low maintenance, effective gutter system that will last for decades.
Consider installing gutter guards, that will prevent debris from entering the gutter and direct the flow of water away from the house and into the ground. Your home or building will look great, be protected from water damage, and you’ll never have to climb a high ladder to clean out leaves and debris!