Various types of rain gutters

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Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:26 pm

I'm thinking of hiring a company to come out and put rain gutters up that are seamless. What do most of you install, seamless or the vinyl segments that snap together?


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Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:37 am

i currently do not have gutters on my home but if it were me adding rain gutters to my mobile home, i would get a professional contractor to come out and put up the seamless type gutters and be done with it once and for all. but thats just me. i want it done right the first time.

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Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:29 am

I have aluminum section type. Not real happy with them, but the do work. Now that the move is over and things are starting to settle down I will most likely change things around, just not sure to what yet.

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Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:32 am

I don't have gutters either and it really doesn't seem to be a problem, we have a decent grade and landscaping around most of the trailer. Seamless gutters sure are nice, I know many that have them on their homes and they look nice and no leaks. But they are pretty much a hire out job. Gutter sections don't look as "clean" installed and they tend to leak once in a while but they are a DIY job. If you're going to hire it out go seamless, if you're doing it yourself go sections.

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Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:12 pm

i had seamless installed with the expanded metal leaf guard on top. looks and works great.

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Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:02 pm

I had seamless gutters put on my mom's home. Really nice and much better than gutter sections. I generally refuse to use vinyl gutters when I install them in my business. They tend to warp, bulge and look pretty crappy after a while. Aluminum gutters hold their shape as long as you keep the ladders off of them. Put ladders on the gable ends and not the eaves.
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Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:42 am

And what ever you do DO NOT have a handyman service install gutters.
Our vinyl gutters looked great but turned out terrible due to poor roof edge design.

Always use a dedicated service, ie plumbing, roofing etc.
What you may save today will cost you much more later.
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