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Sectional Vs Seamless Gutter Systems

By January 1, 2016October 17th, 2023No Comments

If your are planning on getting new gutters and installing one of the many available gutter protection systems in Salisbury MD, or the local area, it is important to choose the right type of gutter system to begin with.

Gutters used to be sold in sections that are connected together to cover the entire length of your roof. Different types of connectors have been invented to join the sections together and these often require some type of sealant to ensure that the seams don’t leak. This system makes it possible for the mass production of gutters that can be fairly easily installed by anyone with basic skills with tools to fit any home.

Then, in the 1960’s, a machine was invented that extrudes a seamless gutter that can be cut to any length. To be fair, seamless gutters are not totally seamless as the gutter has to go around corners, which creates a seam on both sides. However, they provide a straight section of unbroken metal from one end to the other.

There are several advantages of having a single run of gutter running the length of each roof edge. One is that it makes that section of gutter resistant to leaks. It also makes the gutter much stronger. How many times have you seen a gutter sagging after several years or after a harsh winter with heavy snow and ice?

Seamless gutters also are more uniform, giving your home a sleek modern look. Additionally, there are less places for debris to grab on to. The seams is sectional gutters form ridges along the bottom of the gutter that tend to give debris a foothold to start collecting to form a blockage.

Advantages of Sectional Gutters

The only thing that can be said for sectional gutters is that they can be installed by homeowners who have a basic skills with tools. Also they cost less than seamless gutters, but you will just end up spending more replacing them when they fall apart over the years.

A Perfect Fit

Seamless gutters need to be installed by a trained technician who uses the specialized extrusion equipment needed to produce the custom sections for your home. A perfect fit is then possible for a perfect job.

Today over 70% of residential gutters are seamless and come in a wide choice of colors, painted and baked on to the metal.

If you need experts to install seamless gutters and professional gutter protection systems in Salisbury MD, or the local area, Gutter Helmet of Eastern Shore serves the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote or to schedule an in-home consultation.