Gutters – The Unsung Heroes

Gutters might not be seen as important but get gutters wrong and damage to your property can ensue, leaving the property looking old, tired, and leaving you with costly repairs.  Get them right, and your gutters not only protect your property from damage but they are an understated cosmetic addition to the overall aesthetics of your home. Gutters are troughs that are connected to the edge of a rooftop and guide away rain water.  As rain falls onto a pitched roof it moves down and into the canal where it is flows to a downpipe.  The gutter is designed to move water or debris to the ground and away from your house to protect it. Without guttering your property is vulnerable to water damage to the roof structure or fascia and soffit.  If rain water was to accumulate in one area on the ground it could also weaken the foundations which would then lead to costly damage to your home or business. Gutters are hardly noticed until they go wrong, but with the right gutters they are the unsung heroes of your home! To ensure that you don’t have to worry about the pitter-patter of rain on your roof you do need to regularly maintain your gutters.  Leaves, debris, and other material can block up the gutter and must be removed so that water flows effectively. KEY TAKEAWAYS:
  • Seamless gutters are free of demarcations which make them highly functional and efficient in preventing water leakage.
  • Choosing this longer lasting aluminium product will increase the curb appeal of your home whilst remaining kind to the pocket.
  • The high quality seamless aluminum guttering comes with an ogee profile that provides efficient drainage of water.
"During the 1960s a machine was created that was able to roll a coil of aluminium through it that would form it into a length of gutter.  Seamless aluminium gutters were born; a product that was able to be produced on-site to any length required that was custom fit for the property." Original Source:

Benefits of Having Seamless Aluminum Gutters

There are several different options for you to choose from when selecting gutter material.  All are solid choices however aluminum gutters are often referred to as being your best choice and there are many reasons why.  Let’s go over a couple of them. The number one reason customers select seamless aluminum gutters to be installed on their house is because they resist rust and are inexpensive.  They are well known for being very durable which is why they come with a 30 year warranty. Another benefit to choosing aluminum gutters over other materials is the simplicity with which these gutters can be painted with the color of your preference and made to match the exterior color of your home and roof. Aluminum gutters also have the advantage of being customizable meaning the gutters can be shaped to fit any space on the roof or down the side of a house.  This option makes it easy to see why people like seamless aluminum gutters. Lastly, seamless aluminum gutters look anesthetically pleasing and compliment any home.  Alloy Gutter will come out and custom fit your needs. Please give us a call for a free estimate today!

Why Seamless Gutters?

We frequently get asked the question; what does the term seamless gutter mean?  Seamless gutter simply means that your gutters are produced in one continuous run, on site, to any length that is needed to fit your homes specifications. Seamless gutters are the most highly recommended form of guttering systems.  They account for over 75% of all gutters installed in the United States. With seamless gutters you greatly reduce any possibility of leaking.  They are also very strong and add curb appeal to any home. Alloy Gutter has over 30 colors to choose from for your home.  We have been specializing in seamless gutter installations for over 35 years and are here to help you with any questions you have.  Don’t hesitate any longer.

Searching for Gargoyles?

Water management has been important throughout history, it was essential for building maintenance and sanitation. Water drainage is even a part of Roman mythology. Cloacina is the goddess of the sewers. She dates back to 47 AD, at that time the Romans first introduced drains to Britain. Few people are familiar with how rain gutters have evolved. This timeline shows the evolution of today’s gutter system:
  • 1066: English towns and churches are being rebuilt after the Norman invasion. Gutters on churches are constructed with gargoyles.
  • 1240: The Tower of London has a downpipe erected to protect the whitewashed walls.
  • Middle Ages: Drainage disputes become one of the most frequent cases heard by authorities.
  • 1539: The start of the appearance of rainwater goods on grand houses. Cisterns and hopper heads are crafted from lead.
  • 1709: Cast iron replaces lead for rainwater goods.
  • 1939 – 1945: Plastic replaces cast iron for gutters and downspouts.
  • 1960’s: A seamless gutter machine is invented and aluminum is now used for gutters.
It’s interesting to look back and see how far we have progressed but I appreciate that we are now way beyond the time of the gargoyles! Occasionally, we get calls asking if Alloy Gutter Company makes aluminum seamless gutters. All of our gutters are both aluminum and seamless. If you are looking for a gutter company who can offer you the best in today’s materials and installation give Alloy Gutter Company a call. If you are looking for gargoyles, check out the old churches in England!

Looking for a Seamless Gutter Subcontractor / Installer for This Season?


Alloy Gutter Company is the seamless gutter and leaf protection subcontractor for you! Alloy Gutter is built on long-standing relationships with contractors. When we are on your jobs, we are representing your company. If we generate any leads while on your jobsites, we turn them in back to your company.

Why else should you use Alloy Gutter?

  1. Been in business since 1976 – that means you KNOW we’re good!
  2. Same-day/next-day installations on seamless gutter and leaf protection installations*
  3. Expertly trained installers
  4. Over 30 colors in stock
  5. Fully staffed office to assist you, Monday – Friday, 6am – 5pm
  6. Push-Button Easy – Call, Fax, or Email Jobs 24/7
  7. Large Service Area – We Service from Flint down to the MI/OH border and from Lake Erie to Lake Michigan!

With the harsh winter we've had here in Michigan, we are anticipating that many homeowners will find a lot of problems on their homes’ exteriors as the weather continues to break. People are starting to  go outside to inspect their homes. Alloy Gutter is equipped to keep up with the amount of work-flow that this type of winter generates.  Let Alloy Gutter take care of all of your seamless gutter installations this year!

*Some restrictions apply. SE MI only*