Seamless gutters have distinct advantages over sectional ones that there isn’t any reason why they shouldn’t be considered when it’s time to replace your gutters. Residential and commercial roofer WestPro lists the benefits of seamless gutters.
- Low Chance of Leaks — Sectional gutters are made from fixed lengths of pre-shaped gutter, typically about 10 feet long. It’s not uncommon for sectional gutters to have mechanically fastened joints and seams. The more seams a gutter system has, the more likely it will form leaks. Seamless gutters are built on-site, which means the only areas where you will find joints and fasteners are at gutters and downspouts.
- Less Maintenance — Seams may also collect leaves, dirt, and debris within the gutters, which may lead to clogs or corrosion over time. Clogging is particularly problematic as it defeats the purpose of having gutters by letting rainwater near the foundation areas. Overflowing water from the gutters can get pushed back up the roof, which may later cause unplanned roof repair work.
- Wider Selection of Options — Seamless gutters feature factory-applied finishes in a wide variety of colors and come in both aluminum or steel. The baked-on enamel finish is hard-wearing and long-lasting, which virtually eliminates the need to scrape and repaint the gutters. You can also go to the other extreme and choose copper gutters, which develop a beautiful green patina over time and do not require paint to keep it beautiful.
- Custom Fit — Seamless gutters provide a clean look that complements most architectural styles. Whether your home requires high-capacity K-style or traditional half-round gutters, seamless lengths of gutter is a certain aesthetic improvement, which can potentially boost curb appeal. Combined with its color selection, you can choose to have gutters that truly reflect your style and tastes.