The gutter system on your home is there to move rainwater off your roof, preventing water damage to your soffits, fascia, and exterior paint. Your gutter system also guides rainwater away from your house to prevent it from settling around the foundation and seeping into your interior walls and basement.
Seamless or “continuous” gutter systems are custom built on site in precise lengths for your home. They aren’t jointed like traditional gutters, so there are no seams to eventually fail and leak. This is a huge benefit, as traditional gutters are jointed every 10 feet (sometimes more depending on your roofline).
Another advantage of seamless gutters is their strength. Rain, snow, and ice can place a great amount of weight on your gutter system, straining any seams and causing them to flex – and thereby eventually leak.
While custom seamless gutters might initially sound more expensive than their seamed counterparts, they are a better value because they perform better, last longer, and are relatively trouble-free.
At GlennStone Roofing and Exteriors, we pride ourselves on using the most up-to-date installation methods and materials. This includes using Raytec gutter hangers, which are top-of-the-line gutter hangers with a pull strength of 255 pounds. We install our gutter hangers with zinc-coated screws instead of the standard painted screws so you don’t end up with rusted screws, which can cause your guttering system to fail prematurely.
All endcaps and miters are sealed with Geocel self-leveling gutter sealant, which has excellent bonding properties and flattens as it dries to help prevent damming on inside and outside corner miters.
Downspouts are attached to the gutter with an aluminum drop-in cup (either round or square depending on amount of flow desired through the spout). These cups allow water to flow in the same way as the old method of cutting and splaying the bottom of the gutter, yet they will help support the downspout and gutter if the spout ever comes loose from the house. They prevent the weight or swinging of the spout from ripping the gutter run itself.
All the screws used in miters, downspouts, and elbows and the straps that attach the gutter system to the house are color-matched to the system and installed in proper locations to prevent flow leaks from the spouts.
We take pride in our work and believe that every residential gutter installation must be both visually pleasing and functional. The gutter specialists at GlennStone Roofing and Exteriors are experienced, responsible, and fully capable of handling all residential gutter installation, cleaning, and repair.
Whether you need assistance with gutter installation or anything else related to residential gutters, we can take care of it for you. The GlennStone Roofing and Exteriors team is happy to meet with you at your convenience for an estimate at no charge. To schedule a free consultation, request a quote today.