Of all the gutter profiles, two stand out because of their ubiquity. These are the K-style and half-round gutters. Expert Contracting, one of the top roofing companies in the local area, discusses the differences between the two popular gutter style options.
About K-Style Gutters
Between the two, K-style gutters are more often used in residential properties. Their fashionable appearance matches both traditional and modern home styles, thanks to a design profile that, when seen from the side, has a contour resembling decorative crown molding.
One of the most notable advantages of K-style gutters is the ease of installation. The gutters’ flat side can be nailed directly into the fascia board, which means they don’t require brackets to keep them secure. From one end of the roofline to another, K-style gutters offer a beautiful finish that can easily boost the curb appeal of your home exterior. Seamless varieties of such gutters hold rainwater runoff better, making them less prone to leaks that can lead to moisture damage.
About Half-Round Gutters
If you want a different look for your home, half-round gutters might just be the addition to include in your roof replacement project. Often associated with upscale homes, it is a common feature in many homes across the country before the 1960s.
Half-round gutters are named because of how they look like the lower half of a cylinder. This configuration allows them to be filled up with water deeper than K-style gutters. Because of this, rainwater runoff flowing toward downspouts helps clean the inside of the gutters, leaving no traces of debris behind that can cause clogs.
At Expert Contracting, we don’t just do roof repair but also install efficient gutter systems. Our gutter products are specifically designed to catch rainwater runoff but not leaves and debris, and properly direct water away from your home so that it doesn’t’ build up and affect your home’s exterior, landscaping and foundations.
Give us a call at (716) 572-7303 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Williamsville, NY, and the surrounding communities.