Most homes in the United States today feature K-style gutters because of how stylish and effective they are. However, there are also some homeowners who recognize the beauty and benefits of half-round gutters. If you are looking to install a gutter system, you might be wondering which one is the better choice for your home. Kroll Construction is here to make the distinction between the two options.
K-style gutters are usually found in modern homes. They are flat on one side and can be installed directly to your fascia with fewer brackets and accessories. Some homeowners who prefer to do the gutter work themselves choose K-style gutters, as they’re easier to attach than half-round gutters. However, it is highly recommended that you hire a professional gutter contractor for this project. K-style gutters are also often seamless, which means they’re less likely to leak water runoff.
You can normally see half-round gutters in homes with angular roofs, especially historic homes built before the 1950s. From the name itself, this particular gutter style looks like a tube that has been cut in half lengthwise. The gutter’s appearance allows it to blend well with rounded roofs. Two of the best benefits of half-round gutters include ease of maintenance and minimal corrosion.
Things to Consider When Installing Gutters
Regardless of whether you choose a K-style or half-round gutter for your home, you must always consider the following:
- Seamless gutters are more expensive. This is because they are less likely to start leaking over time and they are easier to maintain. If you have a good budget to work with, seamless gutters are the better choice.
- Consider adding gutter covers. These will help make cleaning and maintaining your gutters easier. Covers will send leaves off the edge of your gutter and make sure that weeds do not grow inside. With these installed, you also won’t have to worry about animals trying to make your gutters their home.
Looking to replace your gutters? Kroll Construction is here for you. Call us today at (888) 338-6340 or fill out our contact form for a free in-home consultation. We serve clients in Michigan.