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Why Seamless Gutters Are The Best Choice

Replacing your gutters? Why seamless gutters are the best choice.

So you’re looking to replace your gutters and have a choice to make: sectional (seamed) gutters or seamless gutters. Sectional gutters are formed using pre-made gutter lengths that are fastened together. For example, if one side of your house is 40 feet long, you won’t be able to go to your local store and buy a 40 foot long gutter (let alone transport it); you would have to buy a few pieces and fasten them together. While seamed gutters are less expensive initially, homeowners often find they have to spend money in the future fixing the problems that come with them.

Seamless gutters, in contrast, are made on-site at your home using a specialized gutter machine that fabricates gutters to the exact length needed. For example, if one side of your home is 50 feet long, you will have a 50 foot gutter made instead of multiple gutters that are connected. This means that water will be able to flow freely the entire 50 feet without having to go past joints and seams (a potential for leaks, cracks, and bending). While they are slightly more expensive initially, homeowners save money in the long run because the gutters are customized for their home and therefore traditionally require less maintenance and fewer repairs in the future. 

The benefits of installing seamless gutters:

  1. Seamless Gutters Functionality – since seamless gutters are made on-site and made just for your home, you’re guaranteed a perfect fit, which results in an optimally functioning gutter system that should last you a lifetime. This is why people get gutters in the first place, right?

  2. Seamless Gutters Won’t Leak – since there are no seams and fewer joints, seamless gutters minimize potential areas of leakage. With every seam comes the chance of joints widening over time which can lead to holes, rust, or the sealant to crack. Sounds like a homeowner’s worst nightmare.

  3. Seamless Gutters Require Very Little Maintenance – more seams = more problems. Seams are where debris such as shingle pieces, dirt, twigs, leaves, etc. can accumulate. When gutters are made in sections, one section can dip over time, which could cause the water to flow in the wrong direction. All of this prevents proper water flow and you can imagine all the problems that can come with that.

  4. Seamless Gutters Add Curb Appeal – with seamless gutters, you have the ability to customize the color and material used. They have an aesthetically appealing design which will make your home be the envy of all your neighbors.

Now that you know what seamless gutters are, you have a choice between 5-inch and 6-inch gutters. When choosing gutters for your home, make sure that you have a reputable contractor installing them. This will ensure that the gutters are properly installed and last a long time. Gutter Pros is a company that takes pride in the fact that we specialize in only gutters, which is why we feel confident in offering a lifetime warranty on both our gutters and workmanship. We know gutters inside and out and stand behind each of our projects.  If you are looking for new gutters in the Chicagoland, Central Illinois, or northwest Indiana area, use our pricing calculator to get a free quote for your home.

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