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Too Hot or Too Cold To Handle? Look to Seamless Gutters to Prevent Warping


When you think about gutter repair or gutter replacement, consider seamless gutters.
In the winter it’s so cold, and in the summer it’s blazing hot. If your home experiences one or both of these weather extremes, this can be difficult for the structures on and around your home. While you’re thinking of shoveling snow or ducking inside to enjoy the air conditioning, your roof, sidewalks, and even your gutters are experiencing the impact of intense weather. What can you do to prevent your gutters from warping and sagging in the heat and cold?

Intense Heat Can Damage Your Gutters

When you install your gutters, you probably don’t include room for them to grow. After all, they are made of metal: they’re not plants. In the summer, the metal that your gutters are made of expands. Different materials expand and contract at different rates, but all of them change when it’s very hot out. As metal pushes against metal at the joints in your gutters, your gutters can warp.



Cold weather causes gutters to change shape and contract.
 Cold Causes Warping and Sagging

The cold is equally challenging to your gutters. During cold weather, materials such as aluminum and steel will contract. When they get smaller, the metal moves away from other metal at the joints in your gutters, causing small cracks that can be places where debris accumulates, further damaging your gutters. In the colder months, your gutters can also accumulate a lot of ice and snow. This ice also expands as it turns from water into ice, and this pushes apart your gutters at the seams or moves the outside of the gutter forward.

Seamless Gutters Stand Strong

Are you looking for gutter solutions? Heating your gutters in the winter with a product like Helmet Heat will help stop your gutters from having trouble with expanding ice. Helmet Heat keeps your gutters warm during the winter months, so water flows clean and clear through your gutters and does not ice over and cause gutter and roof damage.

If you want to find a solution to your gutters that expand and contract, look to seamless gutters. Seams are an area of weakness in your gutters, and while they may work in some climates, gutters that experience extreme heat and cold may need gutter replacement more frequently due to warping. While seamless gutters will still change in the heat and cold, they are customized for your home and are made as a single length of gutter rather than as a gutter that’s attached at multiple joints. Fewer joints equals fewer areas of potential weakness: since every gutter connection means more opportunities for gutters to warp during the heat and the cold, seamless gutters are a better choice for more extreme weather environments.

When you’re looking for home solutions, contact Harry Helmet. Whatever the weather, our products are there to protect your home. From gutter heat that blasts the winter ice away to gutter covers that protect your gutters from debris, we are ready to keep your gutters working well, no matter what the season brings. Contact us today and schedule an appointment for gutter repair or gutter replacement.

Written by Del Thebaud

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