It’s ironic how people take things for granted until they really need them or something goes wrong. How many people leave their umbrellas at home only to wish they hadn’t when the weather turns sour? Or how many people ignore little niggles like headaches until a trip to the hospital is required?
The same can also be said about people’s homes. Like roofs, gutters are an oft neglected part of many houses. In fact, as an article from Better Homes and Gardens states, gutters perform an essential function, which is to protect your home from costly damage:
Having a gutter system installed around your home is essential for good maintenance.
The purpose of a gutter system is to help control the flow of rainwater from your roof to the ground to prevent rain damage to your exterior, ground erosion, and to protect your landscaping from being washed away. Gutters can also keep insects from your basement or crawlspaces.
For that reason, it’s important to keep your gutters in good repair and free from leaves and other debris that interrupt the intended disposition of excess rain water and melted snow.
Considering their importance, only the best gutter systems should be installed in your home. These days, they come in two varieties: segmented and seamless. Traditionally, gutters were sold in sections so that a homeowner can install them themselves using sealants to connect the pieces together, but while such segmented gutters allow for easy installation, they are also more prone to leaks because of the many “seams” they have.
Hence, many homeowners choose to have seamless gutters in Denver. Unlike segmented ones, they are made out of a single sheet of aluminum, copper or galvanized steel, and a special machine is used to produce gutters in the exact specification needed for a given house. In other words, all seamless gutters are custom made for each and every house they are fitted to.
Since there are no seams, there are also less chances for leaks. They require less maintenance compared to traditional gutters and are hung more securely as well. Additionally, small animals like birds or chipmunks will find it harder to breach a seamless gutter and make a nest in it.
While it’s true that seamless gutters typically cost more than segmented ones, the service they provide is well worth the expense. For seamless gutter installation, only hire reliable contractors like AquaDuct Roof and Gutters that also offer excellent roof and gutter repair in Denver.
(Article Excerpt and Image from The Importance of Gutters, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC)