Opting for seamless gutters is a great opportunity to create a custom look along your roofline. You eliminate the gutter seams and the vulnerability that comes with them, which also helps to protect your home from water damage and gutter leaks. If you're looking into seamless gutters for your home, there are some key considerations to help ensure that you are happy with the final product.
You Need Plenty Of Brackets
Since seamless gutters are custom-fit to your home, it's important that you have the right support system. That means sufficient brackets to hold the gutters along the roofline without sagging. The proper number of brackets will vary depending on the length of the gutter section. The longer the section of seamless gutters, the more brackets you will need to keep that gutter stable and secure. Talk with your gutter manufacturer to find out how many brackets they will need to ensure structural integrity.
You Should Have Them Installed By A Professional
You might be tempted to install your seamless gutters yourself, especially since they probably seem pretty easy to install. The truth is that there is a lot more to seamless gutter installation than you might think and it's easy to get it wrong. If you want to ensure that you don't inadvertently damage your roof line or your home with an incorrect installation, you need to be proactive about it. Talk with a gutter installation contractor about professional installation to ensure that the job is done correctly.
You Still Need Gutter Guards
Since seamless gutters are often less susceptible to clogs from leaves and other debris, many homeowners assume that there's no need for gutter guards or any other type of debris shield. The truth is that gutter guards are still beneficial, even when you have seamless gutters. Any debris accumulation in the gutters can cause strain on the gutters and your home. Ask your gutter installation technician about adding a gutter guard or other barrier to keep debris accumulation at bay.
The more proactive you are about your seamless gutter structure, the easier it is to keep your home's gutter structure secure. Reduce the risk of any excess weight issues, weakened bracket structures, or other installation mistakes by working with a professional installation contractor. That way, you can protect your home from water damage due to roof runoff while eliminating the unsightly gutter seams that serve as weak points in the structure.