If you are in the market for new gutters, one of the first questions you probably asked was “Do I need seamless or regular gutters?”. The short answer is seamless gutters are far more superior than standard (sectional) gutters. Mostly due to their ability to prevent leaks.
If you are like most homeowners, you want to know why seamless are better and what’s the different between the two. Keep reading for a quick and easy to understand explanation between seamless and sectional gutters.
What Are Traditional, Standard or Sectional Gutters?
All of these words are interchangeable, but sectional gutters is how we’ll refer to them. Sectional gutters are how they sound; They’re typically 10ft or 20ft sections of material put together around the perimeter of your roof. A seam is created at the joint of each section of gutters which is one of the reasons seamless gutters are superior.
Common material used for sectional gutters include vinyl, steel and aluminum. The latter being the most durable and recommended material.
What Are Seamless Gutters?
Seamless gutters are continuous and typically made of durable material like aluminum. The gutters are cut on-site and made custom to every home to ensure a perfect fit. The only joints or seals in seamless gutters occur at the corners of a roof. This helps prevent leaks and gutter damage unlike standard sectional gutters.
What You Need to Know About Seamless Gutters
Here’s what you need to know about seamless gutters if you’re considering them for your home.
Measurement and Installation
Professional installation is a key component of seamless gutters. Custom measurements are taken for the length. A specialized machine is then used on-site to fabricate the gutters to the size of your home.
Seamless gutters are most often made from aluminum, steel, or copper. Aluminum offers considerable durability at an affordable cost. Steel is more heavy-duty, but it can be prone to rust.
You can install gutter guards or leaf screens to keep your seamless gutters from clogging. These accessories reduce the regular maintenance you’ll need for your gutter system. You’ll just need to know the exact height of the seamless gutters in reference to the roof edge.
Seamless gutters come in two common styles. K-style gutters have a flat bottom and a decorative front that resembles crown molding. Half-round gutters have a more classic and rounded shape.
It’s still necessary to clean seamless gutters periodically and ensure they are not backing up from debris. You’ll want to inspect for any damage periodically throughout the year or following storms.
Contact Craig Roofing & Gutters for A Seamless Installation
Seamless gutters provide a more reliable and longer-lasting solution than standard gutters for your home. Craig Roofing helps homeowners purchase and install reliable seamless gutter systems that can clear water away. If you’d like to discuss seamless gutters for your home, contact us today!
If you are still having trouble deciding on what the right type of gutters is for you, our experts at Craig Roofing & Gutters can help. Every homeowner’s needs are different and we are happy to talk you through your decision.