Gutters and Downspouts
Why does your home need gutters?
Gutters are often one of the most overlooked home-improvement projects. Their low-profile doesn’t often make for a dramatic aesthetic change to a home, but ignoring their maintenance can lead to major issues with your home. Gutters are needed to protect your home from the elements year-round. Free-flowing gutters allow water easily flow away from your home during rain and snowstorms.
If you’re getting gutters, is it time to go seamless? During the fall and winter months, your gutters need to protect your home from the elements. They can’t get clogged, and they need to flow easily even during heavy rain, snow, and during a storm. Seamless gutters help your roof system manage the flow of water successfully, no matter what the weather brings.
Seamless vs. Sectional Gutters
Sectional gutters can be purchased at most home repair stores and can be installed by anyone, but they have an inherent risk every time a seam is used. Caulk and other sealants are not permanent and will, eventually over time, fail. Also, even if installed incorrectly, they can leak and/or sag, causing debris to accumulate, warp and twist the gutters. Once this happens, water damage occurs behind the gutter and the water runs down along your home and foundation.
Seamless gutters are more expensive than sectional gutters but they are custom-made for each home. Long gutter runs carry water from end to the other without a seam possibly leaking. The only seams in the pre-fabricated corners are sealed with specialized self-leveling sealant. Fewer sections and seams means lesser potential for areas of weakness in your gutter system, ensuring water is safely removed from on and around your home.
Why choose Siouxland Gutter Helmet?
- 5″ (Residential) and 6″ (Commercial) Gutters Available
- Over 20 Colors to Choose From
- Downspouts Available in Three Sizes (3″, 4″, and 5″)