Are you in the market for new gutters? While shopping around, you’ve likely noticed there are two major types popular among homeowners—seamless and sectional. But, what are the differences between the two? And, which should you invest in?
Benefits of Installing Sectional Gutters
When you picture of traditional gutters, you are likely thinking of a sectional design. This type of gutter—as the name suggests—comes in 10 to 20-foot sections. Each section is joined together with connectors, with corner pieces, end caps and drop outlets for connecting to the downspouts. Typically, this type of guttering is manufactured from vinyl, aluminum or steel.
An advantage of installing sectional gutters is the cost. Typically, sectional gutters are fairly cost effective and easy to install. On the downside, seams invite a higher potential for leaks—which can mean more of a chance that you will need gutter repair in the future.
Benefits of Installing Seamless Gutters
As their name suggests, seamless gutters are made of one continuous piece of material. Seamless gutters only have joins in certain places, such as the corners, and at the downspouts, making them sturdy. Usually made of strong materials, such as aluminum, they are lightweight and durable.
So, what’s the major advantage of installing seamless gutters? Durability. The material, as well as the fact that they are made continuously, give these gutters greater strength. However, this strength can also present a disadvantage if you are looking to save money. When compared to sectional gutters, seamless gutters are much costlier. However, while the cost can be a bit daunting, when you consider the advantages—like the fact that they will likely never leak—you may consider it worth the extra initial payment.
Choose IBP Tulsa for Professional Gutter Installation in Oklahoma
At IBP Tulsa, our team is experienced in gutter installation and knowledge about the different types of gutter systems. We can help select the best type for your Tulsa home—seamless or sectional!
As part of the Installed Building Products family of companies, IBP Tulsa offers unmatched resources and expertise to achieve it. Whether you’re building a new home and looking for reliable gutter installers or you need to replace your old, damaged gutters, our team has you covered.