Your roof’s drainage system is critical to promoting the overall health of your roof and home. If you are debating regular gutters vs. seamless gutters for your gutter installation, here are some things you should know about each.
The sections of sectional gutters were designed so you could string them together over the entire length of your roof, using sealant to connect each piece to the adjacent one. This system allowed for the mass production of gutter pieces, as they could be cut and sealed together to fit just about any home.
Pros: Sectional gutters are easy to install and lower in cost
Cons: Sectional gutters are prone to corrosion at the seams and have a higher potential for future leaks.
Seamless gutters are continuous—they only have joints at the corners and where the gutters meet downspouts.
Pros: Seamless gutters resist rusting, as no individual area is particularly susceptible to rust. Seamless gutter systems also do better in colder climates where ice expansion and contraction can tend to destroy regular gutters, and come in a variety of color/material options.
Cons: These are hard to install without professionals, and are generally higher in cost.
While both regular gutters and seamless gutters do the same job, they each have benefits and drawbacks. By studying each system before you schedule gutter installation, you will get the best gutters for your home. Contact our guttering and roofing experts in Joplin MO at (417) 483-9159 for a consultation.