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You’ll eventually need to replace your gutters, just like any part of your home. With a high-quality gutter system, your home will have better protection against water damage. To reduce the amount of maintenance your new gutters need and prolong their life, consider investing in Gutter Helmet® systems. They will keep debris from entering and clogging your gutters, meaning you won’t need to have them cleaned as frequently.  

Ask your installer these questions first before purchasing new gutters. 

Do You Offer Seamless Gutters?

Contractors usually make seamless gutters on-site and install them in a single piece. Seamless gutters are less prone to clogging than sectional gutters, making them easier to maintain. They also have a more streamlined aesthetic that will improve your home’s curb appeal. 

What Type of Seams Do You Use On Corners?

Your installer can use box miter, strip miter or custom-hand mitered seams on the corners of your gutters. The fewer seems there are, the smaller the chance of leaks. Box miter has three seams per corner, strip miter creates two seams per corner and custom-hand mitered only has one seam per corner.

How Will You Secure the Gutters to My House?

Contractors either use nails or screws for securing gutters to a house or building. Nailing is the older method for fastening gutters. The problem with nails is that they tend to pull out over the years because of water’s added load, causing the gutters to sag and pull away from the house. Screws are the more reliable method to attach gutters to your home. They don’t pull out over time and won’t corrode. 

Choose a reliable installer like Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota for your gutter replacement project. We also install high-quality and long-lasting Gutter Helmet systems. Call us at (800) 824-3772 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve clients in and around Duluth, MN.  

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