Gutters & Downspouts There are many different gutter materials to choose from, including steel, aluminum, vinyl and copper. Many types of gutters (steel and vinyl in particular) are sold in 10’ lengths and require dozens of seams fastened with slip fittings, each one is a weak spot and a potential leak site. Another alternative well worth considering is the installation of seamless aluminum gutters. Seamless gutters must be fabricated on-site by a professional contractor. 

The term seamless gutters can be confusing because there are seams in the system. The seams are only at the corners and downspout outlets.These joints are fastened more securely and sealed for stability and leak resistance. The Seamless Gutter itself is continuous which makes them both strong and visually more appealing. 

The most commonly used gutter is the 6″ Seamless Gutter with 3×4 downspouts for the torrential rain we get here in South Florida.

How to Determine Gutters & Downspouts:

  • 3 x 4 downspout for every 1200 square ft. of roofing area.
  • For example: If your roof is 40ft. long and 16ft. to the peak.
  • 40 x 16 = 640 sq. ft. area **Requires (1) 3×4 downspout.
  • 7″ Seamless Gutters may be required to accommodate steep pitch roofs or slate & tile and should always be used with 3×4 downspouts.

Contact us today to have an experienced sheet metal technician meet with you to discuss your project and needs. No order too big or small. 

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Posted Thursday, July 4th, 2013