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What Types of Gutters are Best

26 October 2020

What Types of Gutters are Best

If it’s time for a gutter replacement project at your home, you’re probably wondering what types of gutters are best. With more options available than ever before, there are plenty of decisions that need to be made for your gutter replacement project. Here are some of the top considerations you’ll need to think about to ensure you find the best gutters for your home.

Traditional vs. Seamless Gutters

Back in the day, traditional gutters were the only option available. This gutter system features a series of gutter sections that are pieced together to create the configuration you need for your home. While that option still exists, today there’s a better gutter option available: seamless gutters. Seamless gutters are custom-manufactured to the precise dimensions of your home and are free of the gaps and seams that traditional gutters have. This means seamless gutters are also more durable and less likely to leak, pull apart, or sag over the years.

The Installation Process

Unless you’re an experienced contractor, we recommend you leave your gutter installation process to the professionals. It may not seem like it will make much difference, but a professional gutter company knows how to ensure your gutters are securely affixed to your home, are configured to allow for proper water flow, and installed without causing any damage to your roofing system. Additionally, if you opt for a seamless gutter system, you’ll need to go with a professional installation due to the way these gutters are fabricated onsite.

Gutter Protection

There are numerous gutter protection and gutter guard systems available for your gutters. Some of these feature unique filters, metal or plastic mesh, or dome tops, but they’re all designed to do the same thing – prevent debris from entering your gutters while allowing rainwater to filter through without obstruction. As with your gutters, there is a gutter protection option that’s best for performance and convenience. You’ll want gutter protection that’s built into the gutters themselves and won’t damage your roof line.

If you’d like to learn more about the gutter options available to you and find out which types of gutters are best, contact LeafGuard® of West Michigan today.