How Are Seamless Gutters Made?
Seamless aluminum gutters are crafted using a special gutter machine that forms a single, flat piece of metal stock. The aluminum stock material is fed through the specialized roll-forming machine, which quickly and easily shapes and cuts the metal to the precise specifications for length and gutter trough size. Today, roll-forming machines are portable, allowing gutter companies to produce new residential gutter systems directly on site.
What is Needed to Manufacture New Seamless Gutters
Precise measurements are needed to manufacture new house gutters. A gutter contractor will measure along the roof’s edges where gutters should be placed. The desired width of the troughs also needs to be known before the manufacturing process can begin. In most cases for residential gutters, the width will be 5, 6, or 7 inches. Wider troughs usually are recommended for areas that experience heavier amounts of precipitation. With the dimensions set, new house gutters can then be extruded on site and installed. Gutter manufacturing and installation can be completed in the same day.
Benefits of Seamless Gutters
The greatest benefit of seamless gutters compared to traditional sectional gutters is that there are no seams, which is typically the area where most leaks occur and where most debris can get stuck. By creating gutters in one single piece, homeowners no longer have to worry about leaking gutters or clogs causing gutters to sag, which can cause damage to the roof, the exterior walls of the home, and even the foundation
Where to Buy New Gutters in Michigan
LeafGuard of West Michigan offers a unique residential gutter system. Our gutters are a complete gutter system with gutter protection in a seamless design. Contact us today if you need new gutters. We’ll discuss the benefits of our gutter system and how it compares with ordinary house gutters.