Do you need new gutters? Although we don’t experience too much extreme winter weather here in the Austin, Texas area, snow and high winds can damage your home’s exterior, especially your roofing and gutters.
If you need new gutters for your home, you may have come across two different terms in your research: seamless and sectional. These are actually two different types of gutters. What is the difference between them? Which one is better? Continue reading to learn more!
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.
The major advantage of sectional gutters is their cost.
Also called continuous gutters, seamless gutters only have joints at the corners and where the gutters meet downspouts. They are most often made from aluminum, but they can also be made of copper or painted steel too. Seamless gutters are also available in a variety of colors.
The major advantage of seamless gutters is their reliability.
What’s the Difference Between Seamless and Non-Seamless Gutters?
Although a bit more costly, seamless gutters are stronger and more reliable than sectional gutters. Due to their continuous (seamless) design, they are less likely to leak and cause problems. Seamless gutters are much more popular today than sectional.
Seamless Gutter Installation in the Austin, TX Area
If you live in Austin or a surrounding area, you’ve come to the right place. Hinkle Insulation will work with you to install the right gutters for your home.
If you need new seamless gutters for your home, give us a call at (512) 523-5395 or contact us online!