A seamless gutter means that a straight gutter is made of one continuous piece of gutter material. The only seams are on corner miters and downspouts.
Sectional gutters are sold in pieces and installed as component systems.
Seamless gutters are considered more durable because the seams of sectional gutters can weaken over time and cause leaks 10 or 15 years down the road. This is because constant expansion and contraction of the gutters tends to crack the seam caulk of sectional systems. In this case the seams have to be re-caulked from the inside with a special gutter caulk.
We use the thickest material for our gutters with a wide variety of colors . I buy direct from the suppliers so you get an advantage of choosing from a hand full of samples which include over 30 plus color selections.
If you are looking for strength a steel guttering system is good choice. Steel rain gutters hold up to the harsh MN elements better than any other type of gutters.
They will basically last forever. There are just a hand full of colors that are offered in steel from Edco steel company, which offer a special coating vs. the baked on enamel .
There are a bunch of leaf guard products out there, from a gutter helmet style to the screen, and the a flat perforated with tiny holes guard .
We use a few different variety’s of these which seem to work well. With these helmets or guards from leafs there are some factors you have to figure for, what type of leafs or trees are you dealing with? what is the pitch and roof consist of , and the different problems that might arise.