No matter how tough or durable your roof is, there will come a time when its components, particularly the gutters, will suffer some form of damage such as holes or cracks. In fact, the most likely place on the gutters for gaps and breaks to occur is at the seams. As an article from eHow.com states:
"Because gutter systems are subject to extreme elements, such as wind, sunlight, water and, in some regions, snow, leaks from the gutter's seams are common. If left unrepaired, the leaks can cause serious damage to the structure's foundation."
Defective gutter joints, nails, and braces, where separate pieces of the gutters come together, allow for the entry of water that can be detrimental to the integrity of your home. Fortunately, durable seamless gutters in Grand Blanc, MI from trusted companies like Affordable Seamless Gutters are now available.
What are seamless gutters?
Unlike traditional gutters, also referred to as sectional gutters, a seamless system is not made up of several pieces that have to be fitted and sealed together. Seamless gutters are cut from a preformed roll of metal sheet, usually aluminum, galvanized steel, or copper, and have sections that only join at downspout outlets and at the inside and outside corners. Given that quality seamless gutters in Grand Blanc have to be customized to fit your house, you’ll need a professional to install them.
How do they reduce the risk of leaks?
Although seamless gutters are not completely without seams, the mere fact that it has considerably less junctions or intersections guarantees reduced chances of leaks. There will be no connecting joints to spring a leak and old caulking that can no longer fend off water seepage.
(Article Information and Image from How to Repair a Leaky Seam on a Gutter, eHow)
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