If you’re having the roof renovated, then the gutters might also require replacement. You’ll have to choose between seamless gutters and traditional gutters. Now is the ideal time for installation. You want it installed in the summer or early fall so that it’s ready by autumn when the rain begins to pick up in the Mukilteo region.
Selecting Between Seamless Gutters and Traditional Gutters
Contrary to belief, seamless gutters are not comprised of one large single piece. There are seams at the corners and outlet tubes.
Traditional gutters – also known as sectional gutters – typically come in 10 to 20-feet sections with multiple seams. They also have separate end caps, corner pieces, and drop outlets for connecting to the downspouts.
Seamless gutters are often preferred over conventional ones. Does this make seamless gutters more beneficial over their sectional counterparts? Here’s the deal about traditional gutters: they’re just as durable as the seamless variety – if properly installed. Due to the multiple sections, it’s easy for an inexperienced contractor to incorrectly connect two seams.
One common error we’ve observed, for instance, is the use of copper parts for connecting two aluminum seams. While aluminum is resistant to rust, it’s susceptible to corrosion. This will occur when it comes into contact with other types of metal. This chemical process is called electrolysis and is a typical cause of leaks in most sectional gutters and even some seamless ones.
We Update Your Gutters
Call Urbizo Bros Roofing to book an appointment. While residential and commercial roofing are our core specialties, we also provide other services like gutter installation. We typically use seamless aluminum, though we also provide sectional gutters upon request. The difference between seamless and traditional gutters is mostly a nonissue as long as the installation is performed by a licensed roofer.
Seamless Gutter Installation for Mukilteo Residences
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