Seamless or sectional?
It’s the gutter question everyone interested in contacting a gutter installer must ask. On one hand, sectional gutters have traditionality in their corner. They’ve been in use for hundreds of years, are relatively affordable, and can sometimes even be installed DIY style.
Seamless gutters are a relatively new contender in the gutter installation industry. That being said, the modern innovation that led to seamless gutters lends your home an undoubtedly polished look. Previously on our blog, we’ve talked about how seamless gutters are more attractive, with the ability to boost your home’s curb appeal.
Aesthetics aside, the question remains: Are seamless gutters right for your home? Perhaps learning more about this new age approach to managing your home's rainwater will help to inform your decision!
Seamless vs Sectional Gutters
Well, first you probably need to know what seamless and sectional gutters are – straight from a gutter installer!
● Seamless gutters are, as the name says, seamless. They are singular, long tubes that affix to your fascia (an area on your roof’s overhang).
● In contrast, sectional gutters are composed of multiple interlocking parts that, when joined together, form a gutter system.
It’s not only in appearance that seamless gutters differ from their competition. Functionally, they’re better too.
Seamless Gutters Are Easier to Clean
Because sectional gutters are put together like a jigsaw puzzle, dead leaves and their debris can easily get caught in the cracks.
Seamless gutters don’t have any irritating crevices you need to scrub out. You can even invest in gutter guards and majorly cut down on your gutter care to-do list!
Seamless Gutters Are Less Prone to Clogs
Clogged gutters are nonfunctional gutters. If you don’t know about the detrimental effects of an ailing gutter system, do yourself and your home a favor and read all about it in this blog.
Because there are no ridges or bumps that debris can get caught on, seamless gutters are far less likely to clog than their competition.
Seamless Gutters Are Less Susceptible to Leaks
The many seams of a sectional gutter system create “chinks,” so to speak, in that gutter system’s metaphorical armor. Those weak points are subject to breakage.
Seamless gutters on the other hand, because they are a single structure, are less subject to inconvenient snappings or bendings.
Are Seamless Gutters Right for Your Home?
We at Midwest Exteriors MN can’t make the decision for you, but we’d love to help with a personal consultation. If money is a problem for you, check out our seamless gutter financing options! There’s no penalty for seeing if you qualify, and no affect on your credit score.
That being said, we’ve worked as gutter installers long enough to know when seamless gutters would be an especially good fit for your home.
● Want a yard that’s the envy of the neighborhood? Seamless gutters can help. Because they’re less likely to leak, break, clog, or otherwise stop functioning, seamless gutters can more consistently direct rainwater than can their sectional counterparts.
Anyone who takes pride in their lawn or landscaping will tell you that too much water isn’t good for any plant, so avoid accidentally drenching your favorite flora by investing in seamless gutters today.
● Tired of gutter maintenance? Seamless gutters offer a solution.
Physical ailments preventing you from doing a thorough gutter-cleaning job? Just too stressed to get the job done right?
Seamless gutters, especially when affixed with gutter guards, can make this unpleasant chore all the easier, as there are fewer ridges under which debris can get caught.
● Simply want to stop worrying about your gutters? Go seamless.
You shouldn’t need to constantly fret about your beloved home’s wellbeing – it should be a place where you can rest, recharge, and recuperate. If your exterior is falling apart due to a failing sectional gutter system, go seamless and experience a world of a difference.
● Tired of the clunky look that sectional gutters give? Seamless gutters are sleek and sophisticated.
Your home is your pride and joy – it deserves to look the part! If your sectional gutters are ruining the look of what’s probably your largest investment, it’s time for an upgrade.
Check out our seamless gutter gallery and see how much of an aesthetic impact this innovative gutter type can make!
Contact Midwest Exteriors MN For Gutter Installation and More
While we’re taking care of your gutter installation, why not let us take care of your roofing needs too?
Learn more about our versatile service capabilities by giving our Lake Elmo office a call at 651-346-9477.