What are seamless gutters?
Seamless rain gutters are just as the name implies - seamless. There are no joints or seams in the gutter.
How do seamless gutters differ from sectional gutters?
Since there is no seam, there are no leaks. The only seams are at inside and outside corners.
Seamless gutters are usually made from aluminum, but there are copper options available. They are made with a seamless gutter machine that we bring to the job site. Each individual gutter is custom cut to fit your home. With a conventional sectional gutter system there are many sections of guttering all pieced together by snap-in-place connectors. Over time these sections form leaks in the seams and can cause wood rot behind the gutter.
Advantages of seamless rain gutters:
Greatly reduces the possibility of leaks
Eliminates unsightly seams
Baked on enamel finish never needs painting
Formed on the job for exact measurements
Protects the beauty of your home
Many colors to choose from
When is it necessary to replace gutters?
If the exterior of your house has mold or peeling paint, it could be a sign that your gutters need fixing or replacing. Snow and ice can build up within the gutters, causing damage or leaks to the home.
Blocked downspouts and debris in gutters can cause them to pull away or sag from the home. They may not be pitched correctly, leaving standing water that attracts insects and mold.
Other signs that the gutters may not be working correctly are cracks in the foundation of the house or water in the basement. Clogged gutters can cause water buildup, forcing it to overflow and causing water buildup around the foundation.
In any of these situations, getting a gutter professional such as St. Croix Seamless Gutters to assess the problem is the best step you can take to correcting your problem.
Do gutters cause ice build-up?
Ice that continually freezes in gutters can be a pain for homeowners. Once ice has clogged the gutter or the drainpipe, thawing causes water to overflow the gutter, and subsequent freezing can lead to roof damage and dangerous ice patches on the ground. Understanding what causes ice build up is the first step in solving the problem.
The main cause of ice build up on the roof has to do with Poor Attic Insulation. Heat escaping through the roof of the house melts the bottom of the snow that is on the roof. This melted snow trickles down until it reaches the edge of the roof. When it reaches the gutter, it is no longer warmed by the heat from the house and it freezes into ice. This process can eventually build up large amounts of ice on and around the gutter. Other reasons for ice build-up are blocked drainpipes or improperly placed gutters.
Are colors available?
Yes. A wide variety of colors are available for standard aluminum gutters.
How are they installed?
St. Croix Seamless Gutters will arrive at your home with a seamless gutter machine. Each gutter is measured and cut to specific measurements, then screwed to the home.
One of the most important aspects of installation is a proper pitch to the gutter so fine debris and water flow and drain properly. We will carefully assesses your situation to find the best location to direct runoff away from your house. We use hidden hangers which interlock into the gutter for a cleaner look. We also space the hangers closely to offer more strength and durability against the weight of snow or ice.
Why should I use St. Croix Seamless Gutters?
We believe in working hard, paying attention to the details, listening to you, and offering our services at a fair price. When we start a project, we strive to maintain a clean work area to protect your home and new gutters. Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed!
Will you dispose of my old gutters?
Yes. If there are existing gutters, they will be taken down and taken away for little or no charge when new gutters are installed.
How do I get an estimate?
To get a FREE estimate today! Call 715-494-9313 or fill out this form.