Gutter Types – Sectional or Seamless

If you want to install a gutter system yourself, your best bet is to go with Sectional Gutters sold in pieces. The drawback is that there is a chance that leaks will occur in the seams.

Seamless Gutters won’t leak because they don’t have seams. But because they are extruded to custom lengths on site using a portable machine, they must be installed by a contractor.

SHAPES & SIZES: U- and K-Shape

Gutters come in several sizes and shapes called profiles.  The most common are the U shape and the K shape.  The more important choice is the sizing of the gutters and the downspout.  Choices include 2×3-in or 3×4-in. rectangular shapes, as well as 3- or 4-in. round pipes.  Metal gutters are also available in different sizes.  The most popular is 5″ gutter which is typically paired with 2″ x 3″ downspout. 4″ gutter is more popular in areas where there is less rainfall.  Occasionally you will see 6″ gutter in markets where rainfall is particularly heavy.  A larger downspout, usually 3″ x 4″ is often used with 6″ gutter.  The larger downspout can also be used with 5″ gutter if there is a concern about excessive roof runoff.  Both gutter and downspout are readily available in 10′ lengths.

COVID-19 Update

We are open and following all recommended state and national safety recommendations during this time. We can also operate 100% contact free from consultation to job completion if you prefer.
Thank you for your business, and we wish you and your family continued health and safety!
Tim Hanson
Owner, Minnesota Leafless Gutters

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