Sectional vs. Seamless Gutters: Which Is Better?September 24, 2018
There are two types of gutters: sectional and seamless. Sectional gutters are the more traditional option and are composed of small pieces of metal connected by seams, while seamless gutters are composed of one continuous piece of metal custom designed to fit your roof line.
Should you retrofit seamless aluminum gutters to your home or choose the more traditional sectional system? Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY discusses how each type fares in key areas:
Sectional gutters are more vulnerable to leaks than seamless gutters due to the fact that they have joints, which are covered with sealant. Long-term exposure to the elements can wear away at sealant, paving the way for leaks. Seamless gutters have much less sealant because they’re only joined when they meet at the corners. Less sealant means lower chances of leakage.
Gutter Helmet’s SnapLock™ gutter attachment system eliminates the need to use nails or screws. Nothing is driven through the fascia boards, further reducing the potential of seamless gutters to allow water infiltration.
Debris Buildup Resistance
Sectional and seamless gutters are both vulnerable to debris accumulation without a gutter cap. However, seamless gutters offer better debris resistance. Because they have fewer seams, they lack ridges throughout the drainage lines, which can trap silt and tree particles as well as small amounts of water.
Any gutter system can be pretty with a high-quality finish, but there’s no denying that seamless gutters look sleeker due to the lack of joints. Fabricated according to the dimensions of your roof with precision, all seamless gutters are identical. The uniformity of seamless gutters can subtly increase curb appeal.
Whether you want to go seamless or add a gutter filter to your current gutter system, Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY is the name to trust. Call us at (866) 252-9400 now to schedule a consultation, learn more about our wide-ranging gutter solutions and get a FREE estimate.