Did you know that gutters can be classified into different types according to their design? Furthermore, each design has its own pros and cons. Today, our storm damage repair experts are going to talk about two of the most popular types of gutters: K-style and half-round gutters.
This type of gutter is characterized by a flat surface attached to the fascia board. Although mainly designed for colonial-style homes, this type of gutter profile actually works even on more contemporary designs. The surface facing away from the fascia can vary, but most of them are also considered K-style gutters.
Half-round gutters are characterized by a U-shaped profile. Instead of being attached directly to the fascia, half-round gutters have to be placed on a series of brackets attached to the fascia. Home exterior renovation companies recommend half-round gutters for homes with historical design.
Which Profile Should You Pick?
Choosing which gutter profile suits your home better boils down to personal preference. You have to keep in mind that K-style gutters are easier to install than half-round gutters. On the other hand, half-round gutters do not have right-angle corners where debris can gather or water can pool up.
Installation by the Pros
Regardless of which gutter profile you pick, you’ll want to make sure that you’re having your gutters installed by a certified contractor. Roofing contractors have more experience and the right equipment necessary to make sure your gutters are installed properly, preventing problems ranging from annoying misalignments to increased risks of gutter leaks.
Get the right gutter for your home with help from our team. Allstar Construction is the leading exterior renovation contractor in the area. Call us at (952) 698-3200 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.