Sectional Gutters vs. Seamless Gutters
Most homeowners don’t pay much attention to their gutters until it’s time to clean them out, or until something goes wrong. But the truth is, your gutters play a vital role in protecting your home, so taking the time to think about them is time well spent. Most gutter systems on homes nowadays fall into one of two categories: sectional or seamless, and each has its own benefits and drawbacks.
As their name implies, sectional gutter systems are made of individual sections that are fastened together to create a unified gutter trough. Ultimately, what’s most attractive about sectional gutters is the low price tag. Not only are they cheaper to purchase than seamless gutters, but they are relatively easy to install and DIY kits can usually be purchased at a local hardware store. The downside of sectional gutters, however, is that they are much more prone to clogging, as the seams tend to catch leaves and other debris as it passes through the gutter. Also, some homeowners feel that the visible seams and splices of sectional gutters can detract from their home’s appearance.
Seamless gutters, on the other hand, cost more to install but can easily pay for themselves many times over if they prevent rainwater from damaging your roof, soffit and fascia, or foundation. Another great thing about seamless gutters is that they are extruded onsite and crafted according to the exact measurements of the home they will be installed on. Not only does this result in a more form-fitting gutter system that can lend your home a neat and tidy appearance, but because contractors only extrude the amount of material they need, seamless gutters produce less waste than sectional gutters.
Making Home Improvement Quick & Painless Since 1995
For all your gutter-related needs, you can turn with confidence to the home improvement experts at Frey Construction. Since 1995, we’ve been serving homeowners in Cross Plains, Wisconsin, and surrounding areas. As a locally owned and operated company, we are committed to providing area residents with high-performing products, skillful installations, and superior customer care from start to finish. That’s because here at Frey, we believe that home improvement should be Quick and Painless.
For more information on our seamless gutter systems, gutter guards, and the other home improvement services we offer in the Cross Plains area, contact Frey Construction today.