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Understanding how your gutters work to protect your home from water damage can help you take better care of them. In today’s post, we discuss common types of gutters and the different components they’re built with.

Sectional and Seamless

Gutters are either sectional or seamless. Sectional gutters are installed on your roof in pieces connected by seams. While sectional gutters are quite common, they are more vulnerable to water intrusion than seamless gutters because the seam is a weak point that can become worn down over time, paving the way for leaks.

Seamless gutters are installed on your home in one piece, custom-designed to fit your roof-line. Because they don’t have seams, they are less susceptible to developing leaks. Debris is also less likely to get stuck in a seamless gutter system.

Hangers and Hidden Hangers

Hangers are the pieces that connect the gutters to your home. They are often located below the gutters, out of sight, to give your home a sleeker aesthetic. You need high-quality hangers to ensure your gutters are tightly secured to your roof.

Pipe Cleats

The pipe cleat connects your downspout to the side of your home. You should be aware of your pipe cleats’ condition, especially during a heavy storm season. Broken or loose cleats may cause a downspout to detach.

Gutter Guards

Your gutters are responsible for catching water that lands on your roof and redirecting it to the downspouts, which deposit it safely away from your home. Gutter guards help protect your gutters from clogs. They are installed on top of your gutters to prevent leaves and other debris from landing in the gutters.

ABC Seamless offers homeowners the Gutter Helmet® gutter protection system as the answer to clogged gutters. You can call us at (866) 405-8248 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form to receive a free project quote. We serve residents in Anchorage, AK, and nearby areas.