What are Seamless Gutters and Is Your Home Ready for Them?
We are your locally owned and operated company for gutters and gutter helmet! Did you know in the winter and fall months your gutter system is one of the biggest things protecting your home from the elements? When you have the gutter helmet system installed, they are protected from getting clogged from heavy rain, snow, storms, and other types of debris. Seamless gutters do a lot to help your roof manage water so that it will flow better off your roof.
What are Seamless Gutters?
So, what is it that you think of when you think about gutters? When you think about gutters, you might think about sections of metal that you can buy at your local hardware store. Those are a type of gutter system, but it is not very efficient. Seamless gutters are made from aluminum. We make our gutters custom ordered on-site for every job.
How Are You Choosing Seamless OR Sectional Gutters:
When talking about what kind of gutters you should get for your home, should you choose seamless gutters or sectional gutters? Many people choose to go with a seamless gutter system in today’s times. One of the most attractive things about sectional gutter systems is that you can install them yourself with little to no knowledge of the industry. Unfortunately, all sectional gutter systems have many areas of weakness. If the sectional gutter system is installed wrong, it can leak or start to sag at the seams. Lots of debris can very easily add up and clog up your gutter system. This will twist and warp at the joints of the gutters. Water damage will occur behind the gutter system and the water flows over the edge of the gutter. This will affect your siding, landscaping, and your foundation. Seamless gutters are more expensive than sectional gutters. They’re made to fit your home, so they don’t have seams in the middle of a section, just at the corners. This means that they have fewer potential areas of weakness, leading to fewer problems with your gutter system.
What Does it Take to Install Seamless Gutters:
If you are planning to add seamless gutters to your home yourself, you will find that this is a task that you cannot DIY. Here is the reason why: Seamless gutters are made on the spot at your home, that way you know that they are a custom fit for your home. Also, gutter companies will make sure that your gutter system is level and draining the correct way. This will ensure that they are working the right way for your home and draining the right way from your home so that they are not harming the home from the water flow.
The Cost of Seamless Gutter Systems:
One of the most common misunderstandings about seamless gutter systems is that they are such a high cost that they are not affordable for most people. Yes, it is true that seamless gutters cost more than sectional gutters. This is mostly due to the fact that they are custom made for your home and fitted just for you. Sectional gutters are universal and not made just for your home, they are more of a DIY type of install. This is also a way that you will not have any installation costs.
Here are some ways that a seamless gutter system can save you some money down the road. Did you know that sectional gutters fail almost 80% of the time in the first 5 years? The gutter system that is failing will cost you a lot of money in a lot of different ways. Here is a list of some reasons that might cost you a lot of money having sectional gutters:
- Landscaping costs due to erosion: $100-$1000
- New gutters and downspouts due to damage: $1000+
- Rotten siding due to leaks: $2500
- New fascia and soffits due to leaks: $2500+
- Flooded basement: $7000
- Cracked and shifting foundations: $12,000
Even cleaning those warped, clogged gutters cost hundreds of dollars a year. Seamless gutters are an investment that’s easy to justify since they’re an investment in the longevity and integrity of your home.
When you are ready to make this investment in your home, You know that HEP INC. is the only place to call. We not only give you a free no cost inspection, but we will give you the best deal that we can to make sure that your home is taken care of. You and contact us on social media OR call our friendly staff here at HEP INC. to set up an appointment.