What I Learned While Remodeling My HomeWhat I Learned While Remodeling My Home

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What I Learned While Remodeling My Home

Me and my wife bought a fixer-upper a few years ago with every intention on converting it into our dream home. The problem was, we were not nearly as skilled in home construction and remodeling as we thought we were. After a few failed projects, we needed to really take a step back and reevaluate our plan. We knew there was no money in the budget to hire a contractor to do everything, so there were some skills we were going to have to learn on our own. After several months of actively seeking out the information we needed to get the job done, we were finally able to successfully remodel the kitchen in our new house. While the house is still a work in progress, we are successfully accomplishing new tasks every day. In this blog, I hope to bring together all of the information we learned along the way.

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4 Benefits Of Installing Seamless Gutters

If you are looking into replacing the gutters on the roof of your home, you should definitely consider seamless gutters. Seamless gutters are made from one piece of aluminum with no seams, unlike traditional gutter systems, which are made from separate sections. Here are the benefits of seamless gutters:

  1. Less Maintenance: Gutters with seams allow dirt and other debris to become trapped more easily because it gets lodged in the small cracks instead of simply gliding down the entire gutter and into the drainage system. For this reason, you won't have to clean the gutters as often because you won't have to dislodge that debris. This is also going to save you time when cleaning the gutters because you won't have to pay special attention to the seams and the little dirt particles that are stuck there. 
  2. Less Chance of Leaks: Leaks are a common problem with traditional gutter systems because the seams become loose over time. When this happens, you have to replace the fasteners to prevent the leak from reoccurring. Since you don't have to worry about this with seamless gutters, you can keep your home more adequately protected from potential water damage. 
  3. Aesthetically Pleasing: Seamless gutters are definitely more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Fasteners and joints can be eyesores. Instead, your gutters will flow fluidly around your roof without any breaks that can take away from the appearance of your home. This contributes to curb appeal, which is ideal when attempting to sell your home. 
  4. Pays Itself Off: One reason homeowners choose not to install seamless gutters is because they can be more expensive than traditional gutters. However, they will end up paying for themselves over time. This is because you don't have to pay for as many gutter cleaning services. Plus, you don't have to worry about the cost of replacing fasteners because of a leak. Overall, you will actually be saving yourself money in the long run. Seamless gutters also increase home value, so you'll recoup those costs if you decide to sell your home in the near future. 

When you know these four benefits of installing seamless gutters, you can see why the investment is well worth it. You will be protecting your home much better, you won't have to worry about water damage to your home every time it rains, which gives you great piece of mind, and you'll increase your home's curb appeal.