Each home has a gutter system that has been specifically designed to channel the water away from the home. This helps to protect the foundation from being exposed to the water. The installation of a gutter system on your Roofing Cambridge can help to protect your house from foundational damage, water damage and a flooded basement. When you are planning to install a gutter system, you might be confused about which type of system to opt for. We are here to tell you all that you need to know about seamless and sectional gutters, which are the two types of gutter systems you can choose from.

Sectional Gutters

These types of gutters are available in the length of 10 feet and come in pieces. They are then attached to the fascia board of the home. The pieces of the gutter are snapped together or overlapped, hence, they get their name of being sectional gutters. Installing sectional gutters is quick and easy. The installation of such gutters can be carried out as a Do-it-yourself project if the house is of modest size. You would require a sturdy ladder and an assistant to help you put the sections together. They are available in various materials including vinyl, aluminium and galvanized steel.


Sectional gutters are an economical choice and the ideal option for those who don’t want to spend much on the project. This type of gutter is easy to handle and repair. If a certain section of the gutter fails then it can be easily replaced without having to replace the entire system.


One of the biggest cons of opting for sectional gutters is that they are available in limited style and the vinyl gutters are only available in brown or white and can’t be painted over. The sectional gutters also leak easily when there is water buildup. Leaks can take place between sections when there is debris which can cause water damage to the property.

Seamless Gutters

Seamless gutters are one of the most opted for as it gives a smoother and more aesthetic finish. There are various colours that you can choose from. This type of system has very little leakage as there are no sections from where water can easily slip through. It is a custom gutter that is designed to perfectly fit your home.


The seamless gutters are more efficient as they have no seams at all so it is impossible for leaks to happen at mid-points. The gutters also add to the aesthetic value of your home. They are made to perfectly match your property.


Installation of a seamless gutter is far more complex and can’t easily be turned into a DIY project. When you are opting for a seamless gutter, you might end up paying more as it would also involve the cost of labour and after production. Apart from that, in case the gutter fails then you would have to replace the entire thing. You can cut out a section and replace it independently.

Angela M. Arriola

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