Homes come in a variety of different architectural styles, both traditional and modern. But which gutter style is right for your home? Here are five of the most common gutter styles, and their usage.
Available in virtually any material, K-Style gutters are a classic look that blends well with many traditional housing styles.
K-Style gutters are the most common (and arguably versatile) gutter style in the US. Their styling appears similar to crown molding. They hold a large amount of water and are available in a wide variety of materials. K-style gutters are best suited for homes where a flat fascia has been installed.
Copper half-round gutters are often chosen for their compatibility with traditional aesthetics.
Largely self-cleaning due to its shape, the half-round gutter can carry a lot of water due to it’s wide diameter of 150mm. Due to its practical shape, these style of gutters work well with virtually any style of architecture — they are most commonly used in Southern California, or on Spanish-style homes.
Box gutters are often chosen for modern architecture and industrial applications
A perfect fit for modern architecture, box gutters feature a minimalist style. These can be made flat on all sides, or with a small box trim at the top. These gutters are often made in steel or copper, so that they can be soldered together with the downspouts. Box gutters with a fascia profile are made to look like fascia boards, visually integrating the gutter system with a house’s roof lines.
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