Quick Question: What does the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" have to do with seamless gutters? A building without a proper gutter system simply ends up with a shocking mess of water all around.
Overlooking the core advantages of effective gutter systems compared to standard ones can result in ongoing time and money spent on repairs and maintenance.
Before getting into that let's take an interesting field trip back in time to see how people tried to improve gutter materials leading to the successful methods we are using now.
Evolution of Rain Gutters
• Ancient Civilizations (between 3000 BC to 1500 BC) - used bricks made out of burnt clay to control the drainage of water.
• Romans, Greeks and Egyptians early civilization era (28 BC - 14 AD) - engaged in forms of guttering with the use of stones.
• Norman Empire (between 10th and 13th centuries) - great architecture arises which introduced stone roofs and parapets, then roof styles changed leading to gargoyles being implemented as a gutter system.
• Tower of London (1240) - during 1200s, wood, lead and clay-tile gutters began replacing the gargoyle
• 1600s - when lead materials became available they were mostly used by heraldic designs to incorporate in the gutter systems of grand houses
• 1700s - cast iron was the cheapest and most plentiful material paving the way to change the history of rain gutters. Wooden V-shaped gutters also began to be placed onto public buildings and wealthy homes.
• Industrial Revolution began in 18th Century - heavy cast iron and asbestos-cement guttering was created. As technology advanced, gutter materials evolved from copper to aluminum and galvanized steel to plastic.
• 19th Century - first PVC pipes were introduced in 1930s for use in sanitary drainage systems which later became widely use in rain water pipes as guttering.
• 1960s - a machine was invented that could roll out and form aluminum gutters on site.
What's Up with Seamless Gutters
Valuing top-notch construction, part of our service offerings include installing seamless gutters. People looking for the best in quality, as well as long-term benefits and savings it helps to understand the differences between sectional and seamless gutters.
Based on the years of experiences since seamless rain gutter was introduced here's the simple comparison:
ü eliminate or greatly minimize joints
ü less possible leaks
ü aesthetic appearance
ü long term performance
ü savings as time goes by
v multiple joints
v potential for leaks
v cheaper but not for long term
v needs yearly check for leakage
v prone to clogging
1. Prevent soil erosion and preserve landscaping.
2. Avoid basement flooding.
3. Avoid foundation cracking and settlement.
4. Minimize paint damage.
5. Lessen window, door and siding damage.
6. Guard against mold.
7. Eliminate insects, termites and other pest.
8. Prevent home exterior and roof decay.
9. Dry and neater look even during rainy season.
10. Long-term investment and savings.
Reap the Rewards of Having Your Own Seamless Gutters Installed
If you are interested in getting the satisfaction and security that your seamless rain gutter system will last and stand the test of time let us help you with the following:
1. Choose from multiple colors with 0.32” thickness material for either our 5" or 6" K profile gutter style.
2. Hidden hanger benefits - an aluminum hanger that hooks on the edge of the gutter and is screwed back into the face board. Spaced at 2' increments the length of the gutter and conveniently out of sight they enhance the appearance of your gutter even more. These one-of-a-kind modern type hangers are incredibly durable, strong and sturdy and will stand even a heavy snow load.
3. Minimize debris and leaf clogging with several available aluminum and stainless leaf guard products.