Frequently Asked Questions
What are seamless gutters?
Seamless gutters are exactly that – seamless. Seamless gutters are custom made for your house. There are no joints in the length of the gutter.
How do seamless gutters differ from sectional gutters?
Since there is no seam there are no leaks. Seamless gutters are the most popular type of gutter today. The only seams are at inside and outside corners. Gutters installed by Seamless Gutter Systems, Inc. are siliconed, screwed and warranted for five years not to leak.
Seamless gutters are usually made from aluminum, but they can be made from copper. They are made with a seamless gutter machine that is brought to your home by the gutter contractor. Each individual gutter is customized to fit your home.
With a conventional sectional gutter system there are many sections of gutters pieced together by connectors. Over time, these sections form leaks in the seams and can cause wood rot behind the gutter.
What are the advantages of seamless gutters?
Advantages of seamless gutters:
- Greatly reduces the possibility of leaks
- Eliminates unsightly seams
- Baked on enamel finish never needs painting
- Formed on the job for exact measurements
- All jobs completed in one day
- Protects the beauty of your home
- Many colors to choose from to match your house or provide an accent
When is it necessary to replace gutters?
If the exterior of your house has mold or peeling paint, it could be a sign that your gutters need fixing or replacing. Snow and ice can build up within the gutters causing damage or leaks to the home. It is a myth that gutters cause ice buildup – instead it is caused by heat escaping too quickly from your home.
Clogged downspouts and debris in gutters can cause them to pull away or sag from the home. They may not be pitched correctly leaving standing water that attracts insects and mold.
When it comes to keeping leaves out of your gutters and downspouts, there is no reason to spend hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to solve this common problem. There are many new and expensive gimmicks on the market today. Seamless Gutter Systems, Inc. can solve these problems without spending all your hard earned money!
Other signs your gutters may not be working correctly are cracks in the foundation of the house or water in the basement. Clogged gutters can cause water buildup forcing it to overflow and cause water buildup around the foundation.
In any of these situations, getting a gutter professional such as Seamless Gutter Systems, Inc. to assess the problem is the best step you can take to correcting your problem.
Do gutters cause ice build-up?
Ice that continually freezes in gutters can be a troublesome problem for homeowners. Once ice has clogged the gutter or the drainpipe, thawing causes water to overflow the gutter, and subsequent freezing can lead to roof damage and dangerous ice patches on the ground. Understanding what causes ice build up is the first step in solving the problem.
The main cause of ice build up on the roof has to do with poor attic insulation. Heat escaping through the roof of the house melts the bottom of the snow that is on the roof. This melted snow trickles down until it reaches the edge of the roof. When it reaches the gutter it is no longer warmed by the heat from the house and it freezes into ice. This process can eventually build up large amounts of ice in the gutter and lead to ice dams.
Other reasons for ice build-up are blocked drainpipes or improperly placed gutters.
Are colors available?
Yes. A wide variety of colors are available for standard aluminum gutters. The high quality baked enamel finish never needs painting.
Seamless Gutter Systems, Inc. takes pride in the small details such as matching colors for gutters and downspouts and making sure the screws are painted to blend in on the downspouts.
How are they installed?
Seamless Gutter Systems, Inc. will arrive at your home with a seamless gutter machine. Each gutter is measured and cut to specific measurements then screwed to the home.
One of the most important aspects of installation is a proper pitch to the gutter so fine debris and water flow can drain properly.
Seamless Gutter Systems, Inc. carefully assesses your situation to find the best location to direct runoff away from your house.
Seamless Gutter Systems, Inc. uses hidden hangers that interlock into the gutter for a cleaner look. We also space the hangers closely to offer more strength and durability against the weight of snow or ice.
At Seamless Gutter Systems, Inc., aesthetics is one of the important parts of installation.
Why should I use Seamless Gutter Systems, Inc?
Seamless Gutter Systems, Inc. has an established reputation for honesty, and believes in not spending the customer’s money when it is not necessary.
We have been in the gutter installation business for more than 15 years. See more on why you should choose Seamless Gutter Systems, Inc.
Are your gutters guaranteed?
Yes. We warranty our materials for 20 years and workmanship for 5 years. We promise to meet or exceed customer expectations in every job we do.
Our colors are under warranty for 20 years against chipping, peeling or blistering.
Will you dispose of my old gutters?
Yes. If there are existing gutters they will be taken down and taken away for little or no charge when new gutters are installed.
How do I get an estimate?
To get a FREE estimate today, call 612-701-6934, or fill in this brief form for the owner of Seamless Gutter Systems, Inc. to contact you.