Gutter systems can fail for a number of different reasons, including everything from flimsy construction to shoddy installation. Gutters constructed from low-cost steel tend to corrode and rust faster than those made from more durable aluminum. And, systems that are installed with frail hangers and improper ramping can also cause ineffective rainwater drainage at your home.
Traditional sectional gutters can also fail due to the number of seams that exist within the system. These multi-piece gutter systems are connected piece by piece, creating seams that can pull apart over time, causing leaks and failure points within the system. Additionally, these seams protrude into the gutters, trapping leaves, twigs, and other airborne debris that enters the system. When this happens, the system can clog, forcing rainwater to overflow back towards your home. Clogged, overflowing gutters can lead to expensive damage such as landscape erosion or, even worse, foundation cracking.
The best way to avoid failing gutters is with a seamless, one-piece gutter protection system. Without any seams, there are fewer possible failure points within the system and leaves and other debris are far less likely to get trapped in your gutters.