Your gutter system is your home’s key defense against water damage. Without gutters, rainwater can accumulate on the roof and wreak havoc on your home, ruining your walls and its foundation. Gutters can help prevent this from happening and keep your home protected from damage.
There are two basic types of gutters: sectional and seamless. In this article, we’ll explore the differences between the two and which option is better for homes in Texas.
Sectional gutters are made of prefabricated pieces of metal that are connected by seams. They’re a common option among homeowners because they’re easy to install and can be inexpensive. However, one of the biggest downsides of sectional gutters is that they’re prone to clogs and leaking. If one section becomes clogged, your entire gutter system is at risk of leaks.
Seamless gutter systems, on the other hand, are crafted from a single piece of metal. The biggest advantage of seamless gutters is that they don’t clog and are less likely to leak in the event there’s a blockage of water, so your home and its foundation stays protected all year long. Seamless gutters are durable, long lasting, and are available in a wide range of colors that allow you to match them to your home’s color scheme. They’re also a lot more visually appealing than sectional gutters are because they don’t have any visible joints and fasteners.
Why Seamless Gutters Work Best for Texas Homes
When it comes to selecting a gutter system for your home in Texas, seamless gutters are the clear choice. They simply offer more benefits and solve many common problems that are associated with sectional gutter systems, such as:
- Clogging – Sectional gutters have several seams that connect each of the sections, making it easy for debris to get caught and block the flow of water. Gutters without seams, on the other hand, minimize the risk of clogs.
- Leaks – Over time, sectional gutters can wear down and start to leak, while leaks are not a concern with seamless gutter systems.
- Mosquitos – Clogged gutters can cause water to pool and attract mosquitoes and other pests. Seamless gutters are designed to reduce the risk of this happening.
If you’re interested in having seamless gutters installed on your home, contact BELDON® today. The BELDON LeafGuard® gutter protection system is constructed from one piece of durable aluminum and is guaranteed never to clog or we’ll clean your gutters for free!