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The Difference Between Seamless and Sectional Gutters

By July 25, 2017October 18th, 2023No Comments

When it comes to choosing a new gutter system for your home, you’ll be faced with the decision of whether to opt for sectional or seamless gutters. Each type has its own pros and cons, which is why you need to make sure their qualities align with your needs. Nonetheless, Gutter Helmet® Systems of Alabama is here to help. Let us discuss the features of these gutter types:

Sectional Gutters

Sectional gutters, as the name suggests, are pieced together in 10 to 20-foot sections with several seams.  They have corner pieces, end caps, and drop outlets used to connect to downspouts. They are usually sold in pieces, which is why they are readily available on the market.

They are quick to install because they only need snap-in-place connectors to join the sections to each other. Furthermore, they are an affordable option. However, they are more likely to invite leaks because they have many seams. You need to inspect them frequently to be sure there is no water damage occurring to your home. As your go-to company for Gutter Helmet systems, we only recommend sectional gutters if you’re on a budget and don’t mind the maintenance they require.

Seamless Gutters

On the other hand, seamless gutters have continuous sections that only join at the corners and at the downspouts. They are usually made of aluminum, copper, or galvanized steel. Unlike sectional gutters, they are customized to accurately fit your home’s specifications.

Seamless gutters are a more popular configuration because of the reliable performance they deliver. They have a low potential for leaks because they only have a few seams. However, they need professional installation since they are custom-manufactured. They also involve a higher upfront cost. Nonetheless, you’ll have the assurance that your new gutters will perform as expected for years to come.

We’ll be with you every step of the way as you make an informed decision. To ensure lifelong benefits, you may also consider supplementing your gutters with Gutter Helmet systems, the top choice for gutter protection. Call us today at (866) 598-7525 to learn more about our products and services. You can also request a quote. We serve Chelsea and various communities in Alabama.