One of the more frequently asked questions we get are how seamless gutters differ from regular gutters. In the presence of rain you want all of the water to go from hitting your roofline to pouring down your gutter off into drainage areas.
Traditional sectional gutters and vinyl gutters have problems you should be aware of.
Vinyl gutters wear down in the presence of the sun. If you live anywhere like Texas and have vinyl gutters they are breaking down now. As they brittle the joints of vinyl gutters cause leaks potentially spread water down into the foundation and crevices where mold can build up.
Seamless Versus Sectional Gutters
Sectional gutters also have leak issues. As their name implies, the gutter systems come in sections where water can escape instead of flushing out the downspout. These rain gutters have to 10 to 20 foot sections with leakage spots at the connection points. We often see multiple points in sectional gutter systems where leaks occur.
When you do a price comparison sectional gutters are cheaper, but that’s without factoring in future costs. If you have any sort of mold build up on outdoor tile or even worse the foundation you are looking at a very big bill.
What are Seamless Gutters?
Seamless gutters run water continuously to downspouts with no leaks at the gutter joints. Unlike sectional gutters, seamless ones stretch 50 feet without connectors. However they require special equipment to install so you will need an experienced professional to set up a seamless gutter system.
Seamless gutters also have more color choices to choose from so you’ll be able to complement the roofline and home exterior with a continuous gutter. After deciding on a gutter color we also recommend staining your fence.
For homeowners living in Amarillo get in touch with us today for seamless gutter installations. We’ll walk you through our gutter color options along with the best points to put the downspouts around your home so water doesn’t buildup.