While shopping for new gutters for your home, you’ve likely noticed two options available to you: seamless gutters or regular gutters. Though both styles of gutters are intended to protect your home from damage by diverting rainwater away from your home, the different methods of installation and resulting functionality mean you do get what you pay for.
Here is what you need to know about seamless gutters and how they compare to the regular gutters you see at your local hardware store.
What is a Seamless Gutter?
A seamless gutter is a continuous gutter system that only has connective joints at the corners, where they have to turn to wrap around the roof. Unlike traditional gutters, which are delivered to the home in segments ready to install, seamless gutters are custom-cut on-site to match the exact lengths needed for each section of the roof. Because of this custom-designed nature, seamless gutters are more expensive up-front than regular gutters, but they are well worth the investment.
Seamless gutters can be built in any popular gutter design, from classic half-round gutters to the more decorative K-style, or even the box-style gutters that are often found on commercial buildings. The availability of these designs for your seamless gutters will depend on the gutter manufacturer.
Are K-Guard Gutters Seamless?
Yes, K-Guard gutters are seamless! They are designed and engineered on-site to fit your home perfectly, creating a seamless appearance less prone to leaking, sagging, or pulling away compared to regular gutters.
In addition to this cohesive and custom design, K-Guard gutters also have high-quality aluminum gutter protection to prevent leaves and debris from getting in and clogging the flow of water out and away from your home. K-Guard seamless gutters are always manufactured in the K-style to reduce the likelihood of clogging—something half-round gutters are very prone to. K-style gutters are lightweight without sacrificing durability, and can much more quickly and easily be custom-shaped for a seamless gutter.
Do Seamless Gutters Have Gutter Guards?
Not every seamless gutter will come with gutter guards, but the custom-built design makes the inclusion of gutter guards that fit the gutter system much easier. Instead of separately purchasing gutter guards to go with your regular gutters, seamless gutters can also have seamless gutter guards built and installed simultaneously. This means less clogging and leakage compared to other gutter guards, plus a much more streamlined appearance.
Are Seamless Gutters Better?
Seamless gutters are better than regular, segmented gutters because they are more reliable and have a sleeker, more aesthetically appealing design. Traditional gutters are made up of smaller sections attached, which can result in more leaks than a seamless gutter and a choppier appearance.
Regular gutters are pre-cut into sections of varying lengths that a contractor joins and seals together to cover the length of your roof. Because they are standard-sized, you can purchase regular gutters and install them yourself, though it’s always better to hire a professional when it comes to any sort of roof work. Seamless gutters cannot be installed by the homeowner because they are shaped on-site to perfectly fit the home, resulting in better performance and reliability.
Although installation costs are higher for seamless gutters, they require little to no ongoing maintenance—especially if your seamless gutters have built-in gutter guards like the K-Guard system! Regular gutters must have sealant applied to each seam every few years to avoid leaks between the different sections.
Seamless gutters have a very smooth, sophisticated look. They aren’t pieced together, so you won’t see any separation or lines across the length of the gutter like you would with traditional gutters. Since they are also less prone to clogging and leaking, you can expect seamless gutters to maintain this beautiful aesthetic for years to come!
K-Guard Seamless Gutters Are a Cut Above the Rest!
Everything about our seamless, maintenance-free, and clog-proof K-Guard gutter system is designed with your home’s gutter needs in mind. You should be able to count on your gutters to keep your foundation and basement safe from water damage at all times, in all weather conditions.
That’s why we manufacture K-Guard gutters to be seamless, with the best possible protection to keep your gutters clean and your home pristine. If you’re looking for a gutter system that accomplishes all of this and gives your home top-tier curb appeal, contact us to learn more about the K-Guard gutter experience.