Seamless Gutters vs. Sectional Gutters

Gutter-HelmetDo you need new gutters for your home? You have probably heard of both seamless and sectional gutters. But which one should you get? What is the difference between them?

Sectional gutters are pieced together in 10- to 20-foot sections with multiple seams—the gutter sections are joined together with connectors. Sectional gutter systems have corner pieces, end caps and drop outlets for connecting to the downspouts.

Pros of sectional gutters: easy installation; cost

Cons of sectional gutters: higher potential for leaks

Seamless gutters are continuous—they only have joints at the corners and where the gutters meet downspouts—and most often made from aluminum. However, they can also be made of copper or painted steel. Although a bit more costly, seamless gutters are stronger and more reliable than sectional gutters. Installing these types of gutters requires special equipment and an experienced contractor.

Pros of seamless gutters: performance; color variety

Cons of seamless gutters: cost

Seamless Gutters in Upstate New York

Generally, seamless gutters are preferred over sectional gutters. If you live in the Rochester or Syracuse, New York area, MIG Building Systems has your gutter installation needs covered. We offer top-quality seamless gutters, including 5- and 6-inch K-style and half-round gutters—aluminum and copper.

Our seamless gutter supplier, Englert Inc., is famous for its “Castle Clad” finish, which is supported by a 20-year warranty, and there are a variety of colors to choose from, including:

  • White (lo gloss and hi gloss)
  • Light gray
  • Dark gray
  • Bronze
  • Ivory
  • Eggshell
  • Musket brown
  • Cream
  • And more

Contact us today to learn more about our gutters!