Gutters are an integral part of your home because they catch rainfall from your roof and allow it to flow into the downspouts, which direct the water away from vulnerable areas around your home. Without properly functioning gutters, you would have to deal with expensive problems like water damage to your foundation. If you need new gutters, you should be aware of the options available to you. There are all kinds of gutter sizes and materials in a range of colors, but you should also know about the different styles of gutters on the market. Two of the most common gutter styles are k-style and half-round gutters. Below, we will break down the differences between them.
• K-Style Gutters. K-style gutters look slightly like the letter K when you view them from the side, so that is where they get their name. From the front, they resemble crown molding, and they look great on most modern American homes. The back side of these gutters is flat, so they are easy and affordable to install. Their design also allows them to hold more water than a rounded gutter can, but they are harder to clean.
• Half-Round Gutters. These gutters are exactly what they sound like. They are like a tube that has been cut in half lengthwise. Half-round gutters tend to be more expensive than K-style gutters, but they are primarily used on older, more historical homes that have rounded features. Although half-round gutters are harder to install and they hold less water, they are very durable, and they do not require much maintenance.