Gutters safely direct water away from your home, which helps your roof, exterior and foundation stay protected against water damage. Regular maintenance and cleaning ensure your system stays efficient. However, if your gutters are constantly causing you headaches, it may be time to replace them. When that moment comes, you’ll need to choose between k-style and half-round gutters.
A residential roofing expert shares a quick comparison of these two gutter styles.
This gutter style resembles the colonial style crown molding, making it ideal for modern homes. K-style gutters are also great for angled roofs, which are popular in the U.S. It’s one reason why most houses in the country have this kind of gutter system. They don’t only give a finished look, but also make your home’s exterior look more luxurious.
K-style gutters are flat on one side and they attach more directly to the fascia compared to half-round gutters. These gutters come in various colors, lengths and sizes. If you prefer this type of gutters, it would pay to invest in seamless ones. Seamless k-style gutters are less prone to leaking than their sectional counterparts. They also don’t require a lot of upkeep. Just have them inspected and cleaned during your regular roof maintenance.
Half-round gutters are great for homes that feature round roof lines or properties made of copper and steel. You can usually see them in houses made before the 1950s. They are an ideal option if you’re looking into restoring a historic home and you want to preserve is distinctive features.
Because they need more brackets and don’t fit flat along the roof edge, they can take longer to install. However, they have clean lines that blend well with rounder roof shapes. They are also easier to clean because they are a simple tube. Moreover, this type of gutters is less likely to experience corrosion as they don’t have many nooks and edges where debris can settle.
At Cantrell Roofing, LLC, you can count on our experienced team for your gutter replacement. We also install residential shingle and metal roofing systems. Call us at (903) 848-9494 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.