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What Gutter Systems Require the Least/Most Maintenance?

What Gutter Systems Require the Least/Most Maintenance?

Gutters seem like they would all work the same way, just come in different shapes and sizes, right?

Well, believe it or not, there are different maintenance requirements for the various types of gutter systems. Let’s compare them:

Traditional Gutters

These seamed gutters are the least common and best for a DIY gutter job. They are already pre-manufactured, made of steel, and last about 20 years, if cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. Because they are galvanized, they do tend to rust quickly and the larger cross sections make it simple for pests to seep in. The other hard part about these gutters is that they require a paint job after being installed. This also means that the paint needs to be maintained to ensure a good visual appeal. As these are not custom designed to your home, the areas where they come together aren’t seamless and in turn actually accumulate a great amount of debris (it gets caught on the edges).

Seamless Gutters

Professionals normally prefer to install seamless gutters, which offer a multitude of advantages over the traditional system. Seamless gutters are designed specifically for your home. As the name suggests, they are also seamless, which means debris doesn’t build up as easily around the welded areas. They do not have breaks and expansion joints at regular intervals like the traditional system; therefore, leaks and wear downs are less common. This also means that pests have a harder time trying to get into these gutters. They also require less maintenance, no large clean-up cost, and are able to be hung more securely. Seamless gutters come in a variety of colors and styles which make it easy to match your home’s exterior.

Depending on the climate you live in with the amount of heavy rain, you can now outweigh the pros and cons of both systems to see which will best protect your home! For more information about gutter installation on your property, contact your local experts today from Gutter Professionals, Inc.

 

POSTED ON February 26, 2017 // 0 COMMENTS

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