At The Gutter People, we offer seamless gutter installation in Newtown Square, Wynnewood, and Gladwyne, PA.
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Seamless gutter simply means that a straight gutter is made of one continuous piece of gutter material. The gutter is made from a roll former which shoots out the desired length of gutter needed. There are still seams on corner miters, downspout outlets and end caps.
Seamless gutters and downspouts, also known as continuous gutters in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas, are more durable because seams tend to weaken the gutter over time and can cause destructive and annoying water leaks ten or fifteen years after installation.
Hidden hangers with screws are used to secure the gutter to the facia. If there is no facia to fasten into a roof strap is used to secure the gutter. The seam sealer cracks due to the constant expansion and contraction of the metal, and seams have to be re-sealed from the inside with a special high quality gutter sealer.
Copper vs. Aluminum Continuous Gutters
There is really no difference what your gutters are made of as far as functionality is concerned.
Aluminum gutters are practical and inexpensive and provides a neat, clean look.
Copper gutters are very expensive compared to aluminum gutters but may be desirable on certain buildings to provide a distinctive classic look as it takes on the color of its greenish patina.
We have a wide selection of copper materials for you to choose from … from economic aluminum & vinyl gutters to premium copper gutters. We have all gutter types and gutter materials!
Selecting Rain Gutter Type
The “K” System and 1/2 Round System are the most common and efficient gutters. We also install these continuous gutters in two common sizes of 5″ and 6″.
We have over 26 different gutter colors to choose from along with a variety of gutter styles. If you can’t find a gutter to match your needs, we also offer custom gutters to give you the exact gutter color and gutter style to match your home.
Contact us for help choosing the right rain gutter type or call us at (610) 359-6358.
“K” System Rain Gutters
“K” System Gutters can be made from aluminum or copper commonly in 5″ and 6″ widths and should be made right at the job site if any gutter lengths are over twenty feet. This ensures that all gutter lengths are made seamless.
“K” System gutters can be hung in a number of ways. The best way is to attach them to the fascia board with inside hidden gutter hangers, which from inside add structural rigidity to the gutter. We only use screws in aluminum gutter installation. Screws, unlike nails, do not pull out resulting in sagging gutters.
Downspouts put together with stainless steel screws can actually be quickly and neatly taken apart for clog clearing as opposed to riveted ones which have to be ripped apart or drilled out which is more time consuming and may lead to further damage.
Aside from higher quality installation, the best thing about using screws in gutters is the fact that they do not increase the cost of the job.
1/2 Round Rain Gutter System
1/2 Round System, just like “K” system, can also be made from aluminum or copper in 5″ and 6″ widths.
This 1/2 round look has a nice classic appeal to certain older houses and may be appropriate if there is no fascia board.
The 1/2 Round System is not available in seamless in lengths of more than 20 feet. We can provide a very neat and attractive job of piecing the lengths together. Also we are not able to make the seamless 1/2 round gutters in copper though copper is soldered to appear seamless.
If you live in or near Wynnewood, Gladwyne, Newtown Square, PA, and other local areas, and you’d like us to install seamless gutters on your property, give us a call at 610-359-6358.