Commonly Asked Seamless Gutter Questions

Q. What's the difference between seamless and sectional?

Sectional types are sold in 10- to 22-feet long pieces. They're made of vinyl, painted aluminum or prepainted steel. Gutter sections are joined together by Snap-in-place connectors All sectional systems have end caps, corner pieces and drop outlets for connecting to downspouts. The negative to sectional systems is that there is a potential for leaks through all those seams. One positive is that they can be installed by either the homeowner or by a professional installer.

Seamless gutters are the most popular type today. The biggest selling point is that they don't have any seams which could potentially leak. The sections join only at inside and outside corners and at downspout outlets. Seamless gutters are usually formed from aluminum that has a baked-on finish, but they may be made from copper or factory-painted steel. They are made with a special machine that's brought to your home by a gutter contractor. These types of gutters can not be installed by do-it-yourselfers. To have a seamless gutter contractor contact you, just fill out the free gutter estimate form. There is no obligation. You can get an estimate and then decide what's best for your home improvement priorities.

Q. When is it necessary to replace gutters?

If you start noticing that your home’s exterior has any mold on it or peeling paint, that may be a sign that your gutters need replacing or fixing. Snow and ice can build within the gutter and cause leaks/damage to home. Weight from clogs and debris can cause a gutter to pull away from a house or sag. They may not be sloped properly and not doing their job of channeling water away from your home. Another sign that gutters aren't working properly is if your basement is damp or there are cracks in the foundation. The gutters could have been clogged and the water is forced to overflow over the sides causing water buildup around your foundation. Getting a gutter professional to come over and assess the problem is the best idea. can match you with the right person with the job through our request a quote program. Just fill in the free gutter estimate form and we'll send someone out to take a look at your gutter problem and suggest a solution.

Q. How do I select a gutter contractor? has a network of pre-screened contractors that we can refer you to just by filling out the free gutter estimate form. At the time of the contractor's call, confirm their status with your local licensing board. You can get a good idea of what the contractor will be like when you meet with them for an evaluation of your home's needs. The contractor should be able to answer all your questions in a professional matter and should not pressure you at all. The contractor should be able to provide you with a sample of the suggested gutter so you can see the colors, sizes and thickness of the material. And finally, it’s a good idea to ask the contractor for references of jobs they've done in your area so you can actually see the finished product and get some feedback from homeowners about the experience.

Q. Are gutter protection systems really necessary?

Gutter protection systems are important because, as the name implies, they protect your home from water damage caused by clogged gutters. They are insurance for your home. They are an easy solution to avoiding costly repairs caused by gutters that fail. They also keep you safe because you won't have to get up on the ladder twice a year to clean out the leaves and debris. That alone is worth the price of the gutter guards. Find out more about gutter guards.

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