Gutters play a critical role when it comes to the removal of water from your roof. It is important to have a well-functioning gutter system in order to make sure that the water is effectively taken away from your roof and home to prevent water damage.
When it comes to choosing the right gutters for your home, there are two options that tend to be more common than others. These are regular gutters and seamless gutters. Understanding the difference between the two can help you determine which one will work best for your home.
The Pros and Cons of Regular Gutters
Regular gutters are often referred to as traditional gutters or even sectional gutters. Regular gutters are made from various sections of gutters that are connected together. The gutters are then sealed at the seams. These gutters have both pros and cons when it comes to performance and other important areas.
Regular gutters tend to be less expensive. This is due to the fact that the gutters are made with stock materials, and they do not have to be custom fitted. Due to the fact that the sections are typically available at any hardware store, you are able to quickly swap out any damaged sections whenever a repair is needed. In addition, a lot of homeowners find that these gutters are easier to install, allowing them to take on the project on their own.
Although regular gutters do have a lot of positive factors, they do require more routine maintenance than other types of gutters. They will need to be unclogged of debris. They also require a resealing of the seams to ensure they do not come apart. Additionally, the fact that they have a lot of joints means they are less attractive to look at.
The Pros and Cons of Seamless Gutters
As the name suggests, seamless gutters are those that are constructed as one individual piece without any seams separating them. These gutters are commonly referred to as continuous gutters and are completely customized to fit your home.
When it comes to seamless gutters, there are very minimal maintenance requirements. Even though you will want to check for any clogged gutters, the fact that they are seamless means that you do not have to worry about resealing them. Due to the lack of seams, seamless gutters are less prone to leaking. Additionally, the seamless, streamlined appearance is found to be more attractive, offering far better curb appeal.
Seamless gutters tend to be more expensive than traditional gutters. This is due to the fact that they have to be customized and made specifically for your home. In addition, repairs for seamless gutters tend to be more expensive due to the fact that damage to any area will require the entire length of the gutter to be replaced. The fact that these gutters are fully customized means that they are not able to be installed as a DIY project.
Let Roof Care Help With Your Gutter Needs
If you are interested in seeing if traditional or seamless gutters will work best for your home, feel free to reach out to our professionals at Roof Care today. Our team of roofing experts is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience and discuss the options. We will help you to make an informed decision and provide you with a free quote. Contact our team now to get started.