Minneapolis MN Seamless Gutters
Gutters and downspouts have one job to do … directing rainwater away from your homes foundation! They also help preserve painted surfaces around the house by keeping roof water from running over them or splashing up from the ground. Additionally, they keep doorways and windows drier during storms.
Misdirected rainwater caused by full, leaky gutters can do significant damage to a home in a very short matter of time. A faulty guttering system can contribute to damage to soffit & fascia, shingles, building foundations, driveways, walkways, and your landscaping.
Without them, water would also erode the soil around the foundation, splash dirt onto the siding and likely leak into the basement or crawlspace.
Make sure your gutters are free from debris, leaves, granules from shingles, birds nests and weeds. The extreme exposure to nature can also cause sealant failures. Snow & Ice can loosen fasteners and exacerbate ice dams in cold climates like Minnesota.
Clogged gutters will also accumulate water and create a place for mosquitoes to breed. For the Minnesota homeowner it means the elimination of one more breeding place for those pesky little mosquitoes!! Fewer mosquitoes near your home… wow… the dream of every Minnesota homeowner.
Gutters and downspouts require maintenance to insure protection for your home and should be repaired immediately to prevent costly repairs. They should be checked and cleaned twice annually and more often during the rainy season if there are tall trees near the house.
There are many different gutter materials to choose from, including steel, aluminum, vinyl, copper. Many types of gutters are sold in 10’ lengths and require dozens of seams fastened with slip fittings, each one is a weak spot and a potential leak site.
Another alternative well worth considering is the installation of seamless gutters.
Cold forming technology exists to allow continuous gutters to be created, on site, in long individual lengths suitable to roof edge conditions, thereby reducing joints along the length of the gutter.
The term seamless gutters can be confusing because there are seams in the system. The seams are only at the corners and downspout outlets. These joints are fastened more securely and sealed for stability and leak resistance. The Seamless Gutter itself is continuous which makes them both strong and visually more appealing.
Rain gutters can be equipped with gutter covers to allow water from the roof to flow through, while reducing passage of roof debris into the gutter.
The concept behind gutter covers is to deflect the solid debris from nestling in your gutters, while allowing runoff water and snowmelt to flow freely through your gutters and out of your downspouts.
Seamless gutters must be fabricated on-site by a professional contractor. For the average house, installation will be done in one day. The contractor will arrive with a truck- or trailer-mounted seamless gutter machine with the color you’ve selected.
Each piece is measured individually, and the seamless gutter machine to create a continuous piece of gutter that is custom sized.
Hiring A Contractor
If you are tired of climbing ladders and dealing with leaves, needles, pine cones and all the other gunk that collects in your gutters, contact a Minneapolis MN contractor with an established reputation. There are many companies that you can choose from but, do any of them offer a LIFETIME TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY?