When it comes to features on the exterior of your home that provide a lot of protection but don't get a lot of recognition, your gutters would be near the top of the list. Most people only think about their gutters when they don't work properly, either from leaks, blockages, or falling apart at the connection points. That is why the best gutters are the ones you never even think about at all, which is why you have to consider seamless gutters. These types of gutters are so well made and last so incredibly well that you will probably not have to think about them for over a decade once they are put in place.
No Place For Blockages To Cling Onto
Blockages occur in your gutters because sticks, twigs, and leaves are able to latch onto the minor bumps and cracks in your gutters. This was simply an unavoidable problem for a long time because gutters had to be installed in multiple sections, there was just no feasible way to make seamless gutters. Now, with an increase in production quality and new manufacturing processes, you can get gutters made directly for your home's specifications, so they no longer have any seams or joints that these blockages can occur in.
Leaks almost always occur at the weakest point in your gutters, and for most gutters, that is the joint between two sections. Whether a bolt or screw comes loose over time and water leaks through there, or there wasn't a clean connection, and there is a little bit of a gap between the two pieces, problems can and do arise with normal gutters all the time, and leaks are the result of this. Seamless gutters have no weak spots for water to exploit, and the only way they can leak is if they rust all the way through, which would not only take decades but is almost impossible with all the coatings and sealant the metals have on them to protect them.
Come With Gutter Covers
Make sure that when you do get your gutters upgraded or replaced that you choose seamless gutters that come with covers ready to be attached. Gutter covers are so simple and easy to install and yet they can also help stop the build-up of twigs in your gutter and also prevent potential fire hazards throughout the summer dry periods when those twigs would become kindling. Most residential seamless gutter contractors would be more than happy to fit you with some gutter covers as well, so make sure you ask for them.
Contact a local gutter service to learn more about seamless gutters.