If you need new gutters for your home, you have several options—seamless, half round, box, sectional, etc. Seamless gutters are one of the most popular types—and they have gained popularity over sectional gutters in the past several years. But how are they different? Which one is better?
Sectional gutters are pieced together in 10- to 20-foot sections with multiple seams—the gutter sections are joined together with connectors. Sectional gutter systems have corner pieces, end caps, and drop outlets for connecting to the downspouts. While they are often a very affordable option, they do have a higher potential for leaks.
Seamless gutters, also known as continuous gutters, are continuous lengths that are measured and cut on site for a perfect fit. They only have joints at the corners and where the gutters meet downspouts—meaning they are less likely to leak. Although they are most often made from aluminum, they can be made of copper or painted steel, and they are also available in a variety of colors. Seamless gutters are stronger and more reliable than sectional gutters.
In general, seamless gutters are preferred over sectional gutters—and for pretty good reason. If you live in Maryland, Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia, Shanco Companies can install high-quality seamless gutters for your home. We offer 5- and 6-inch seamless aluminum and copper gutters (and we also offer half round gutters)—our team has all your gutter repair and replacement needs covered.
Contact us today to learn more about seamless gutters or if you need durable new gutters for your home!
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