When you are considering installing new gutters, you typically have two styles to choose from. The first type is sectional, and the second is seamless. If you are unfamiliar with these different styles, the information below will discuss what they are and help you choose which is the right type for you. 

What Are Sectional Gutters?

The sectional style is composed of pre-manufactured troughs of a uniform length. The sections are usually 10 to 20 feet long, and they are joined together to span the required length of roof line. The joints are sealed to prevent leaking, and the final section is trimmed so the overall length matches the roof. 

This style is the oldest, simplest, and least expensive. They are available in steel, aluminum, vinyl, and copper. Unfortunately, the joints can separate over time, and they can thus leak. Steel can rust, and installation takes longer because the lengths must be assembled onsite. Nevertheless, they are a good choice for those on a budget.

What Are Seamless Gutters?

Seamless gutters are custom-made to each house. The troughs are extruded at your location, so they fit the roof line like a glove.There are no joints or seams, so they do not leak. They are also sturdier and more reliable than sectional types. The lack of leaks prevents soil erosion, plant root damage, and mold/mildew growth. 

However, they are more expensive to make and to install. Also, you cannot perform a DIY installation, since the troughs are created as they are hung. Whichever style you choose, you'll boost your home's property value, reduce flooding and soil erosion, and protect the plants underneath your roof overhang.


If you need seamless or sectional gutters, contact AAA Affordable Roofing in Charlotte, NC. They are the premier roofer and home improvement service in Mecklenburg County, and they have served the region for more than 45 years. They specialize in gutter repair and installation, commercial and residential roofing, and other exterior tasks. They are renowned throughout the Piedmont area for their friendly service, exceptional handiwork, and competitive pricing. Learn more about them by visiting their website or call (704) 564-5597 to discuss your gutter requirements.