One of the biggest questions that go along with seamless rain gutters is: Are they worth the cost? Traditional gutters may be more cost effective up front, but once you consider all the benefits that go along with seamless rain gutters, the answer to that question becomes a resounding ‘yes!’ Let’s take a closer look at seamless rain gutters versus traditional gutters, and you can make your own comparisons.
First, traditional gutters are often referred to as ‘sectional gutters,’ because they are long pieces of gutter that are eventually cut to fit your needs. The problem with this is that it’s easy to create gaps. Even if you cut things perfectly, installation can create small gaps (and leaks), because there isn’t a perfect fit. Seamless gutters fix this problem, because they are designed to fit the exact length of your home, no matter what.
Sectional gutters also require a lot more maintenance on a regular basis. The connection points can become weak, they can clog very easily at those points, etc. Throughout certain times of the year, this can become a huge chore. It’s not always easy to pitch up a ladder and check your gutters every weekend. Seamless gutters, thankfully, don’t require that much overall upkeep. There are no real ‘connectors,’ throughout them, only at the corners, and where they go down to a spout. Less connection points means less problems, clogging, sagging, etc.
If you have a home or business with complex corners, or really want an easier time dealing with gutters on a regular basis, seamless may be just the thing you’re looking for. Not only will they add value to your house, but they’ll make your entire gutter system run more efficiently. Worth the cost? When it comes to the quality of your gutters, they are worth every penny.