Traditional vs seamless gutters & gutter guards
Seamless and traditional gutters are made with the same materials: vinyl, steel,copper and aluminum. I have found that aluminum is the most common in this area.
When installing seamless gutters, a contractor calculates the length then runs the gutter length needed. Installation of traditional gutters come in prefabricated length of 10-22 feet sections.
With no seams on seamless gutters this is less opportunity for gutters to leak. Seamless gutters also come in many colors including (but not limited to) blue, green and red.
Will seamless gutters leak?
Seamless gutters can leak at corners and downspouts. This is an easy fix with caulk.
Traditional gutters may weaken from the weight of snow and rain, sprouting leaks in the joints, causing water damage to the home. Seamless gutters require installation by a contractor which may be a hire cost usually about $5 per foot for one story home.
Gutter guards range from low end screens and plastic to high end metal and helmets. For most individuals I usually suggest a mid-range option that is metal, screws into the gutter and provides ample protection to gutters. The gutter guard I usually suggest is below. This is a protected metal and won’t leave rust marks on the gutter.
This cover works with all gutter systems, and installs between shingles, fastening into the top front of the gutter with stainless zip screws provided. It features 6 rows of our patented reverse-louvers, and bends to conform to the pitch of the roof and the fall of the gutter. Water drops into the gutter and debris slides over the front of the gutter.
E-Z to Install: Screws to the front of the gutter — a more permanent method.
Like all gutter protection products, depending on your debris type and load, E-Z-Slide™ will require maintenance from time to time, by brushing off the top of the panels.
Size: E-Z-Slide comes in 4 foot lengths and 5″ or 6″ widths.
Colors: Available in white, black, clay and royal brown.
Medium Debris Load
A Perforated Cover that “Slides” Between the Starter and 1st Row of Shingles
Perforated Painted .019″ Aluminum with 6 Patented Reverse Louvers
Works Well with Spikes and Ferrules