There are two types of gutters: K-style and half round. They’re quite different both in terms of style and function, so it’s important to understand what each option brings to the table before choosing one for your system.
K-style gutters are commonly used in U.S. homes because they are designed with a colonial style crown molding that works well with modern-style homes. They’re flat on one side so they can be nailed or fastened directly onto the fascia board. They come in pre-cut lengths and sizes and fit especially well with angular roof designs, which became more popular in the U.S. over the last century. You can also opt for seamless K-style gutters, which are more leak resistant.
Half-round gutters resemble a tube that has been cut in half lengthwise with a very symmetrical U-shape. This style of gutter complements homes with more classic architectural designs. Half-round gutters can be a bit more complex to install on a system, but they tend to be lower maintenance.
What’s Best for Your Home
When choosing the right gutter, you need to consider your roof’s design and your home’s overall style. If you have a modern home with an angular roof, a K-style gutter will likely look best. However, if your home is more classic design-wise, then the functional design of the half-round gutter is your best option. You can consult with your trusted roofing contractor to help you with your decision.
With our quality services at Tango & Gatti, we can help you decide what gutter style is best for your home and have it installed professionally. Call us today at (330) 303-4222 for a free quote, or reach us via our online request form. We serve clients in Ohio, including Canton, Barnesville and nearby areas.