For many homeowners, seamed (sectional) gutters have been the go-to choice due to their affordability and ease of installation. Thanks to technology, seamless gutters are now available for most roofing styles. Unlike the seamed gutters, seamless gutters are continuous, with no gutter sections joined at the seams.
Take a closer look at the amazing benefits of seamless gutters.
They Have No Leakages and Clogs
Leaks are common on sectional gutters (especially at the joints and seams) and occur when small spaces on the joints widen and create holes. On the other hand, seamless gutters only have seams at the corner joints, so the chances of leaks are minimal. Water flows unimpeded to the drainage areas rather than leak through the gutters.
The numerous seams and joints on sectional gutters encourage clogs. Over time, animal nests, leaves, nuts, and twigs get trapped on the seams and clog the gutters. Large blockages restrict water flow, so the water overflows and damages parts of your roof and other home structures.
If uncontrolled water runoff enters your basement, you'll have to contend with issues such as mold growth and weakened structures. Luckily, seamless gutters boast few joints, so you won't need to worry about clogs and rainwater overflow.
They Are a Low Maintenance Option
Seamed gutters tend to break at the seams, so you must replace them frequently. Also, since the many seams need sealing, sectional gutters require too much maintenance during their lifetime. Additionally, seamed gutters accumulate a lot of debris. So, you should clean them regularly to keep them functional.
Enter seamless gutters.
These gutters have fewer parts, joints, and sections. As a result, the gutters accumulate fewer leaves and debris which translates to lower chances of blockages. With little dirt buildup, critters can't create their nests in the gutters. Consequently, you spend less time cleaning and maintaining your gutters.
They Have Superior Aesthetics and Long Life
Unlike the traditional gutter systems, seamless gutters boast an irresistible appeal and beauty that endears them to many homeowners. You can opt for either copper, steel, or aluminum gutters. Even better, you can paint your gutters to complement the exterior of your home.
Alternatively, you can choose a baked-on enamel finish that lasts longer and needs no painting. Since curb appeal and home value go hand in hand, you will fetch a good price when you decide to put your home up for sale.
Seamed gutters have weak points that cause them to degrade faster due to the buildup of debris and water erosion. However, seamless gutters don't have these weak points, so your gutters maintain their top quality for longer.
If you plan to upgrade to seamless gutters, only work with professional roofing contractors with experience in seamless gutter installation. This way, you will reap the maximum benefits these gutters can offer.