When selecting gutters, you have a choice between sectional and seamless gutters. Seamless gutters cost more than sectional gutters, but they offer additional benefits which may make it worth your while. Review the top 5 benefits of seamless gutters to decide if they’re right for you.
Seamless gutters are sized for an exact fit, then created onsite using a special machine. Needless to say, when gutters fit the dimensions of the roof line exactly, they’ll perform better. Better fit and performance mean your house is protected from rain and snow and you won’t have to worry about things like ice dams or roof leaks.
Since seamless gutters have no joints, they’re less likely to collect debris than sectional gutters. As a result, it is easier to keep them clean. Your gutters will still need regular cleaning to remove leaves; we are happy to offer this service for free to members of our Overhead Care Club. Seamless gutters may be less enticing to critters than sectional gutters, so you’ll keep pests away too.
Sectional gutters get clogged when debris becomes stuck between sections. To keep sectional gutters working well, so that water flows away from your house instead of backing up in the gutter, you will need to frequently clean your gutters. Since seamless gutters are all one piece, they are less likely to clog.
Gutters are prone to leaking at the joints; anywhere there is a connection between sections of gutters, there’s a risk for leaks and rust. Over time, rust compromises the material; as a result, sectional gutters may fail.
Seamless gutters are less prone to leaks because they don’t have the joints common on sectional gutters. Since seamless gutters are formed from a single piece of metal, they only have the joints at the corners, and that means there are few places where a leak could develop.
More Visually Appealing
Seamless gutters have a classier look than the traditional kind of gutter. For this reason, some homeowners find them more visually appealing. You may decide to upgrade from aluminum, the most common choice for gutters, to either copper or steel, which can further add to the beauty of your home.
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Are you interested in seamless gutters? Learn more or get a quote from the roofing experts at Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof.