Every home needs gutters to safely direct water away from the roof and foundation. If you are looking to get new gutters installed, you may have come across the terms seamless gutters and sectional gutters. While they both have pros and cons, we want you to have the best gutters, and we have found that seamless gutters are hands down the better option. Here are a few reasons why seamless gutters are far superior to sectional gutters:
• Durability- As the names suggest, seamless gutters are manufactured in one continuous piece while sectional gutters are broken up into smaller sections that an installer will connect on site. While sectional gutters tend to be less expensive and easier to install, it comes at a cost to the durability and effectiveness of your gutters. Sectional gutters are more prone to leaks, which can cause costly water damage to your property. Seamless gutters, on the other hand, are stronger and less likely to experience leaks, and they will last longer because of it.
• Appearance- If you care about how your gutters look, seamless gutters will be the better option for you. Because they are customized to fit your home, seamless gutters look like they belong, whereas sectional gutters can look distracting.
• Cost-effectiveness- Sectional gutters may be cheaper initially, but they require more frequent repairs, and they don’t last as long as seamless gutters in the long run. In fact, seamless gutters will last more than 20 years even without diligent maintenance, but sectional gutters cannot last without regularly scheduled maintenance. With this in mind, it’s clear that seamless gutters are a better investment.