K-style and half-round gutters are two of the most popular and effective gutter system styles. Both differ not just in terms of looks but in other aspects as well. ExteriorPros, one of the top asphalt roofing companies in the local area, compares the two below:
About K-Style Gutters
K-style gutters are seen in almost every home in the U.S. They resemble that distinguishable colonial-style crown molding that immediately matches a contemporary home. They’re less of a hassle to install in large part because of the gutters’ flat sides.
You’ll enjoy the benefits and adaptability of K-style gutters no matter what gutter type you choose for your roof replacement. If you choose seamless gutters, you’ll never worry about leakage as much as that of their seamed counterparts. You can still go for the latter, but make sure the gutter segments are properly sealed.
About Half-Round Gutters
Half-round gutters look like the bottom half of a cylinder when seen from the sides. The characteristic “U” shape fits well in homes with rounded roof lines. Even with their limited applications compared to K-style, they are a great choice for homeowners looking for that old-style vibe.
Unlike K-style gutters, half-round gutters are more complicated to install. They require more brackets and don’t fit flat along the roof’s edge like their counterparts. Despite this, they are easier to clean given its shape. Also, they don’t have areas where debris may collect and cause clogs, which means less corrosion and other gutter issues.
At ExteriorPros, you’ll not only find exceptional roofers. Our professional gutter installers also provide comprehensive solutions when it comes to your gutter system needs. From your initial estimate with us to the final cleanup of the job, our crews have you in mind. We make every effort to ensure your gutter installation or repair goes smoothly. Call us today at (301) 632-5111 or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation consultation.