Seamless v Sectional: Choosing the Best Gutters for Your Home

Gutters have the most important job of deterring water from the rooftop to an area away from the home. Without properly working gutters, damage can occur to the roof, siding, windows, and even the foundation. It is wise to consider the health of your gutter system which will assist with a properly working roof system. 

How do you know if it’s time to change the gutter system on your home? Here are some warning signs to keep in mind as you inspect your gutters. 

  • Do you notice any cracks in the gutter?
  • Is the paint beginning to peel?
  • Do you notice pools of water under the gutter?
  • Do you spot mildew near the foundation of your home? 
  • Do the gutters sag or pull away from the home? 
  • Is there breakage at the seams?
  • Is there rust present? 
  • Are there nails and/or fasteners on the ground under the gutters?

There is so much to look at and inspect with a gutter system! If you have noticed any of the above complications, then it is most likely time to invest in new gutters. Which is the best gutter system for my home and budget? 

That is a hard question to answer without actually inspecting the home. Trust the answer to the gutter specialists at MHI Roofing in Morgantown. We have been working with your neighbors and friends since 1979! We know a thing or two about gutters and roofs! Our reviews from happy customers are many! In fact, we have a 4.8 out of 5 rating with overjoyed and happy customers. 

We recommend several gutter systems, but the two most common are seamless and sectional. Let’s explore the differences between the two.  

Seamless Gutter System

This type of system is created by a long continuous piece of material measured and installed in one piece. Gutters can be made of aluminum, zinc, copper, and steel. The design is for limited joints, seams, and fasteners.

  • Ease of Water Flow – considering the lack of so many joints and seams, there is little area for debris to collect. This, in turn, will allow water to flow much easier.
  • Long-lasting – There are few areas for the metal to form rust, considering there are limited fasteners. This allows the gutter to have a long life.  
  • Custom-fit – The installers will cut the material on-site, and immediately install the gutters.
  • Curb Appeal – The crisp clean look of a seamless gutter is appealing to passersby. 

Sectional Gutter System

A sectional gutter system is a type of system formed from pieces of gutter material attached to span the section of the roof. Each section is attached to the next by fasteners, and brackets. 

  • Easily Assembled by the DIY’er – The average hardware store sells these gutters and can be easily installed by the homeowner. (beware as the material may be thinner, have fewer color options, and be less durable than those purchased by a professional roofing contractor.)
  • Less expensive – The average homeowner can install these, eliminating the additional cost of labor to a roofing contractor
  • Created in pre-determined lengths – This allows the installer to piece together the gutters to span the duration of the roof. 

MHI Roofing in Morgantown is the gutter specialist you should call when it is time to upgrade your system. We have been installing gutters in the local area for over 40 years and have proven results in proper installation and maintenance. Our installation process is quick and efficient, and the products we rely on provide protection and incredible durability. We strive to find the right solution to roof water displacement and work with you in finding the right gutter for your home and your budget. Trust the roofing professionals at MHI Roofing for all your gutter needs!