Blog 5 Reasons Seamless Gutters Should Be Installed on Your Home October 26, 2017February 23, 2018Chelsea WelshGutter Helmet® If you don’t have gutters on your home or are ready to replace your old ones, you’ll need to choose between sectional and seamless gutters. Decades ago, the only option was sectional gutters, which is why most homes with older gutter systems have this type. Today, seamless gutter systems are the superior option; here are five reasons why. Fewer Leaks With no seams, your gutters will have fewer leaks – not just today, but for the life of your gutters. Although the segments of sectional gutters do attach tightly to each other, you still have the possibility of leaks at every seam. The most common place for leaks to occur are at the rivets that attach the sections together. With seamless gutters, there are fewer points of possible failure. Less Debris Buildup Although a seam is only as thick as the aluminum itself, it creates a place where the water slows down. As the water slows, leaves and other debris in the gutter can catch on the small ridge. Once one piece catches, it creates a snowball effect and more debris catches, eventually causing a buildup of debris and potentially clogging your gutter. Custom Fit The look of seamless gutters can’t be beat. Like their sectional counterparts, they come in many colors to suit your home, however, most seamless gutters are made on-site for a custom fit. Your gutter company will measure each run just prior to forming them. Without seams, the eye isn’t drawn to what looks to some like an imperfection. A hidden benefit to this is less waste. Stronger Every seam in a sectional gutter creates a fail point. Because seamless gutters run the entire length of your home, the number of fail points is minimized. A stronger gutter will last longer, resulting in an overall lifetime savings of time, frustrating repairs and money. Easier to Clean Because there are fewer places for leaves to catch, there is less buildup in your gutters, making them easier to clean. Of course, if you don’t want to clean your gutters, consider a rain flow gutter guard from Gutter Hemet®. Our gutter covers provide your home with a great-looking and smoothly functioning system to prevent leaves and other debris from clogging your gutters. Gutter Helmet gutter covers are made not only to protect your gutters, but also to blend into your roofline. When you take all the benefits of seamless gutter systems into consideration, you’ll find overall there is less maintenance and they last longer. When you add rain flow gutter guards from a company like Gutter Helmet, you reduce your maintenance demands even further. If you’re looking for a company to talk to you about the benefits of gutters and gutter covers, find your local Gutter Helmet authorized dealer here or call (800) 824-3772 to be connected with a representative today. About Chelsea Welsh National Marketing Manager for Gutter Helmet®, Chelsea Welsh, MBA, has been a part of the Gutter Helmet team for 7 years and in the home improvement industry for over 13 years. Chelsea is a recognized expert in internet marketing strategies for the home improvement industry. She holds an MBA degree with a Master's Degree in Marketing. She lives in Louisiana and enjoys spending time with her two sons, Christian and Noah. For more from Chelsea, visit the Gutter Helmet® blog.