Seamless Rain Gutters MN | What are Seamless Gutters?
The purpose of a guttering system is to collect water (rain) from the roofing area and disperse the water away from your home. Properly configured downspouts (leaders, drain pipes) are very essential
A faulty guttering system can contribute to damage to Soffit & Fascia, Shingles, Building Foundations, Driveways, Walkways, Landscaping.
Continuous Rain Guttering, also known as Seamless Gutters, are nationally recognized as the most popular form of guttering. Seventy-five percent of all guttering installed throughout the nation is continuous.
Its popularity is easily understood because…
- Continuous Rain Guttering, Seamless Guttering, eliminates unsightly seams
- Reduces the possibility of leaks
- Baked on enamel finish never needs painting
- Protects the beauty of your home and landscaping
- Formed on the job site for exact measurements
- Most jobs are completed in one day
- Many colors from which to choose from
Your Gutter System
Guttering systems require maintenance to insure protection for your home. Make sure your gutters are free from debris, leaves, granules from shingles, birds nest. The extreme exposure to nature can also cause sealant failures. Snow & Ice can loosen fasteners and should be repaired immediately to prevent costly repairs.
(We always recommend a professional for maintaining your Guttering System)
Seamless gutters must be fabricated on-site by a professional contractor,
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.
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.
These gutters are made from one continuous piece of guttering customized to fit the length of your home. As a result, there are no joints or connections that can weaken and start to leak. When installed professionally, seamless gutters reduce the chance of water leaking around you home and causing inconvenient puddles or water damages.
As for how this is possible, Seamless Gutter Systems utilize a special machine that folds a continuous roll of the gutter material that fits your particular gutter profile. In the end, the only seams you have are where your downspouts and corners are.
The contractor will typically also have a couple of attachment options to offer you. One is the spike and ferrule – a hollow tube is placed inside the gutter to keep it from bending, then a long spike is driven through the face of the gutter at the top, through the ferrule and into the wood facia board.
A better option is the inside bracket, hidden bracket – different companies will have different names for this – which interlocks into the gutter for a cleaner look and which is then attached to the roof under the shingles for superior strength.
The last step is the installation of the downspouts, which will be located as needed according to the amount of roof runoff each section of gutter has to handle, as well as the where the best location is for directing the runoff away from the house.
The price of the downspouts should be included in your estimate, but make sure the contractor has discussed downspout locations and options for water disposal with you so you know what to expect before the job starts.
A professional Minnesota gutter and downspout installer will inspect your home and determine how to best protect your home. They will show you gutter size and style most suited for your home, and the various types of materials and colors that are available as well. You can have great looking seamless gutters covered so you never have to climb up that ladder and scoop out leaves and debris—at surprisingly affordable price!