Gutters & Downspouts
Seamless Gutters are recognized as the most popular form of gutters installed today. They are widely known throughout the construction market for their appearance and stability. There are many different gutter materials to choose from, including steel, aluminum, and copper. The term seamless gutters can be misleading because there are seams in the system. If a gutter system is properly installed the seams are seen only at the corners and downspout outlets. These joints are fastened more securely and sealed for stability and leak resistance. The seamless gutter itself is continuous which makes them both strong and visually more appealing.
The Importance of a Gutter System
Lopez Roofing Co. believes the main purpose of a gutter system is to protect a building’s foundation, doors and windows from water by protecting the structure from erosion and leaks. A properly functioning gutter system will collect water from the roofing area and direct it away from your home and/or building. Correctly configured and installed downspouts are also very essential in water distribution. This is what the water runs through after the gutter has diverted it from the roof. A defective gutter system can contribute to damage to soffit and fascia, shingles, siding, foundations, driveways, basements, wood rot, walkways and landscaping. Gutter systems require maintenance to guarantee protection for your home. Make sure your gutters are free from debris, such as pine needs, leaves, granules from shingles, birds nest, and trash. Extreme exposure to the elements can also cause sealant failures. Snow & ice can also loosen fasteners allowing for leaking gutters. These should be repaired immediately to prevent costly repairs.
The advantages of Seamless Gutters:
- alleviate the unsightly appearance of seams
- reduce the possibility of leaks
- protect exterior structures to prevent damage
- have a baked on enamel finish that will never need to be painted