WEST MICHIGAN GUTTERS
Though cleaning them is any homeowners’ most dreaded task, gutters are one of the most important parts of the exterior of your home. They protect it from water damage and foundational erosion, and keep your siding looking clean and polished. At Werner Roofing, we know that no roof is truly complete without a gutter system to help control and direct the flow of water safely off your roof.
That’s why we provide full-service gutter installation and repair — to make sure the exterior of your home is always in excellent condition. If you have questions about your gutter system or think you might need a repair or installation, don’t hesitate to call Werner Roofing. From repairing leaks to cleaning clogged gutters, and even to full gutter system installation, Werner Roofing is a local roofing and gutter installation company you can trust.
OUR FREE ROOF INSPECTION
How do you know if you need a new roof? You might get another year out of your current roof or it might not last through one more summer. The only way to truly know if you need a new roof is to have a licensed professional come to your house and inspect your roof. Every Werner Roofing inspection comes complete with our promise: “We won’t recommend or sell a roof replacement unless it’s necessary.”
Seamless Gutter Installation
At Werner Roofing, we know how much work it is to constantly inspect and clean out your gutters, which is why we proudly install top-of-the-line seamless gutters. One of the most popular new home improvement products on the market, seamless gutters are an easy-to-maintain gutter option that looks great and adds to your home’s overall value. If you have questions about how seamless gutters work, or if you’d like a seamless gutter quote for your home, be sure to give the Werner Roofing office a call today.
How are they different from regular gutters?
Seamless gutters are made from one long, contiguous piece of gutter that’s cut to fit the shape of your house. They’re different from standard gutters because they’re made of large pieces that are formed specifically to each side of your home. Standard gutters are made of smaller 10 to 20 foot sections and pieces that are welded or sealed together, giving them a number of seams. Since seamless gutters are made from one large piece that’s calculated to fit your home, there’s no need for all of those seams.
Are they really seamless?
Seamless gutters aren’t actually 100% seamless, because corners and downspout sections do have to be connected by sealant or welded together, but overall there are considerably less seams in a seamless gutter system, which means there’s a far smaller chance of leaks in the future. A seamless gutter professional will come out to inspect your home and make the necessary measurements of your roof. From there, they will order the proper size gutters based on the straight lengths of your home. Each straight section of your roof will have just one piece of gutter, as opposed to the traditional method, where multiple pieces of gutter are welded or sealed together.
The benefits of seamless gutters:
Fewer Leaks: Since seamless gutters are made from one long, molded piece of metal that extends the entire flat length of your home, there’s very little opportunity for them to develop leaks. In traditional gutters, the weakest point of the system is where two sections of gutter are put together, as those joints are the first to develop leaks and holes. Because seamless gutters are a contiguous piece of metal of the same thickness, leaks cannot form. This is a serious benefit, because when your gutters start leaking, you either have to replace the part that’s broken, or patch the leak before water begins to damage the exterior of your home, or the foundation below.
Less Debris: Another negative of the traditional sectioned gutter option is that each seam presents a spot for leaves and other debris to build up. It’s easy for the junk in your gutters to catch on the small ridges formed by each seam where one section of gutter is attached to another. In seamless gutters, you have no ridges or seams, which makes it really difficult for leaves and twigs to stick to your gutters. This means there’s considerably less build up, which lessens the work you have to do to clean out the gutters every year, and better protects your home.
They Look Great: Though this is a cosmetic benefit, seamless gutters can do a lot to improve your home’s curb appeal. They offer any house a put-together, finished look that you simply can’t get with traditional gutters. SInce there are no seams, there’s no weld lines, sealant, or screws to mar the appearance of your home’s exterior, giving your home a clean, seamless appearance.
Easy to Maintain: Perhaps the best benefit of seamless gutters is that they are very low maintenance. When you have seamless gutters, you don’t have to go around inspecting every inch of your home’s gutters, and you don’t have to worry about cleaning them out as often. If you do any maintenance, it’ll simply be checking the very few corner pieces of the seamless gutter system, which is a lot less work than inspecting each and every inch of your gutters. Additionally, since seamless gutters collect considerably less debris, you can put off that chore of cleaning out the gutters for quite a bit longer than you could with traditional gutters.
Seamless Gutter Considerations: Though we think seamless gutters are the best option for most, if not all homeowners, there are a couple of things you’ll want to consider before you decide to have seamless gutters installed on your home:
Cost: It’s good to know that seamless gutters will cost you a bit more up front. They’re a bit trickier to install, and each piece has to be made to fit your home, which drives the initial price up. That said, seamless gutters are likely to last much longer, and they don’t come with the same maintenance costs that accompany gutters with seams. This means that over time, you’ll likely spend much less keeping up your gutters, and you’ll have them for a lot longer period of time. When you factor in overall costs and maintenance, seamless gutters don’t cost that much more than traditional seamed gutters in the long run, you just have to be willing to pay a bit more on your initial investment.
Installation: When you choose to go with seamless gutters, know that you’ll need an experienced professional to do the installation. In the past, it’s been easy for any homebuilder and even some handy homeowners to install their own seamed gutters. This isn’t possible with seamless gutters. Since they require precise measurements and calculations, and are installed a bit differently, you will need someone who regularly handles seamless gutters to take care of the installation, which might seem like a bit of a hassle. If you live in West Michigan, however, it’s good to know that the roofers at Werner have been installing gutters for years, and will have no problem fitting your home with some nice, new seamless gutters that look great, and will last a lifetime!
Seamless gutters are an excellent choice for any homeowner who wants to avoid a lot of extra gutter cleaning and maintenance. They’re a durable, reliable product made from aluminum, vinyl, or steel, guaranteed to prevent leaks. When you opt for seamless gutters, you’ll get a unified look for the exterior of your home that’s also very practical. Seamless gutters are considerably more impervious to leaks and clogs, making them a low-maintenance choice for your home. If you have more questions about seamless gutters, or you’d like a free seamless gutter estimate, make sure to get in touch with the experts at Werner Roofing!
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