Choosing the right gutter profile can affect the overall performance of your gutter system, including its ability to transport water away from the foundation of your home. There are two main types of gutter profiles: K-style and half-round.
In this post, we discuss the pros and cons of half-round gutters.
Comparing K-Style and Half-Round Gutters
While K-style gutters are usually installed on angled roofs, which are currently the most prevalent type of roofing structure in the country. Half-round gutters are normally found on homes built before the 1950s where rounded rooflines are common. Half-round gutters exude an old-world feel because of their historic aesthetic.
Pros and Cons of Half-Round Gutters
One of the advantages of half-round gutters is their smoother interior making them more durable than K-style gutters. With fewer seams where water can collect, this style of gutter is also less prone to corrosion over time. Furthermore, the larger diameter of half-round gutters allows seamless water flow through these tubes. Finally, homeowners continue to choose half-round gutters despite the availability of their modern counterparts because half-round gutters are easier to clean and maintain.
Of course, there are also downsides to this gutter profile. For one, half-round gutters come with a higher price than K-style gutters most of the time, mainly because they require a higher level of expertise and a longer time to install. Moreover, rounded gutters are easier to clean and collect more debris than K-style gutters. Their profile features a large, rounded shape, which acts as a natural trap for leaves, twigs, and more. You may need to inspect and clean your gutters more frequently with the half-round style.
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