All gutters keep water and snow away from a home's roof and foundation, but traditional gutters have their inconveniences. Traditional gutters often get filled with leaves and other debris, which can lead to a compost pile growing in the gutter if not removed immediately. Seamless gutters minimize leaks and cut down the amount of blockages your gutters can have, though there is still a risk. There are much easier to clean than traditional gutters and require less maintenance overall. Traditional gutters come in separate pieces that simply need to be placed together, which is why it can be a fairly straightforward DIY project. In contrast, seamless gutters are formed from one continuous roll, which is cut onsite to the specifications of the house to guarantee a perfect fit for your house. While cutting the material and having it installed is more costly than installing traditional gutters, the payoff is sizable. Because the material is continuous, seamless gutters lack joints, fasteners or other openings to let in as much debris as traditional gutters.