Seamless Gutters Vs Traditional Gutters: The Difference Explained

Seamless & Traditional GuttersIf you’re having the roof renovated, then the gutters might also be replaced. You’ll have to decide between seamless gutters and traditional gutters. Now is actually the ideal time for an installation. You want it installed in the summer so that it’s ready by fall when the rain begins to pick up in the Mukilteo region.

Choosing Between Seamless Gutters and Traditional Gutters

Contrary to popular belief, seamless gutters are not comprised of one large single piece. There are seams at the corners and outlet tubes.

Traditional gutters – also known as sectional gutters – typically come in 10 to 20-feet sections with multiple seams. Traditional gutters also have separate end caps, corner pieces, and drop outlets for connecting to the downspouts.

Seamless is generally preferred over traditional gutters. Does this really make seamless gutters superior over its sectional counterpart? Here’s the thing about traditional gutters: they are just as durable as the seamless variety – if it’s properly installed. Due to the multiple sections, it’s easy for an inexperienced contractor to improperly connect two seams.

One common mistake we’ve observed, for example, is the use of copper or steel parts for connecting two aluminum seams. While aluminum is rust resistant, it is prone to corrosion. This will occur when it comes into contact with other types of metal. This process is known as electrolysis and is a typical cause of leaks in most traditional gutters as well as a few seamless ones.

Let Us Update Your Gutters

Call Urbizo Bros Roofing to schedule an appointment. While residential and commercial roofing are our main specialties, we also provide other services like gutter installation. We typically use seamless aluminum, though we can also provide sectional gutters upon request. Just know that the difference between seamless gutters and traditional gutters is mostly a nonissue provided that installation is done by a qualified expert.
Edited by Justin Vorhees

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