Sectional versus seamless gutters
You probably don’t give a lot of thought to your gutters, but they are an essential part of keeping your home and property free from water damage. As water flows down your roof, it collects in and flows through your gutters, keeping it away from your basement, foundation and crawl spaces saving them from flooding. Your gutters also protect your windows and doors from water infiltration, and help preserve your yard’s topsoil.
If you’ve noticed your gutters starting to leak, warp or rust, it’s likely time to replace them to keep your home safe from water damage. While options for gutters are seemingly endless — aluminum versus stainless steel, U shaped versus K shaped — the major decision you will face is whether to install seamless or sectional gutters.
Sectional versus seamless gutters: What’s the difference?
As the name suggests, sectional gutters are made from different lengths of gutter connected together at joints to fit your home’s roofline. Sectional gutters feature end caps, corner pieces and drop outlets to connect to downspouts. Seamless gutters, however, are custom built for your home. They don’t require joints because they’re made to fit your roofline. Seamless gutters only connect at inside and outside corners, and at downspout locations.
How are seamless gutters made?
Seamless gutters are custom-made on site. When you hire The Gutterman to install seamless gutters on your home, we feed gutter through our specialized machine to the length specifications of your home and then install them. Because everything is done on site, you can be sure that your seamless gutters fit your home’s roofline perfectly, so you don’t have to worry about gaps or leaks.
Why choose seamless gutters?
Seamless gutters carry the major advantage because they are less prone to damage and leaks. Where sectional gutters are joined, water can pool as the gutters age. That invites rust, holes and leaks that can lower the life expectancy of your gutters and put your home at risk from water damage, flooding and rot. Because there are no seams, there are no joints for water to leak from, and the downspouts are less prone to clogging than downspouts with sectional gutter systems.
Custom-made seamless gutters have a longer life expectancy. They don’t need priming or painting and can be color matched to blend into your home’s roofline. Ultimately, seamless gutters provide a better product with less labor. The advantages of seamless gutters are so clear that up to 70 percent of homes now have seamless gutters!
If your home is in need of new gutters, call the experts at The Gutterman. We can talk to you more about our custom-made seamless gutters and walk you through all of your gutter options. Our experts can help you choose the right system to compliment your home’s aesthetics and keep it safe from water damage.