The gutters are a critical component of the entire roofing system. They are responsible for keeping rain water away from your home. An effective gutter is streamlined or designed to accommodate the flow of air or water with little to no resistance. When considering a gutter system for your home, there are many decisions to be made. One important factor is the type of gutters to be used: half-round or K-style. The two differ in shape, which affects how they work.
The Modern Flair of K-Style Gutters
Many homes across the country have K-style gutters. Rectangular in shape, this type of gutter looks like Colonial-style crown molding. Furthermore, K-style gutters have flat sides and are easier to install than half-round gutters. There are wide selections of sizes, lengths and colors you can choose from to build a custom-fit gutter for your home.
Moreover, K-style gutters have two times the capacity of half-round gutters of the same width. The K-style can be cut into seamless lengths right on the jobsite. Seamless gutters run continuously along the roofline and have less joints. This means less chances of debris and organic litter buildup in your system, preventing costly maintenance repairs. Seamless K-style gutters are attractive options for many homeowners.
The Traditional Style of Half-Round Gutters
Half-round gutters look like a pipe that has been cut in half. The rounded shape of this type of gutters is suitable for homes that sport rounded rooflines. Because of their distinct appearance, half-round gutters are commonly found on buildings with traditional architecture. Although a wide variety of colors are available for half-round gutters, the detailed millwork of old homes better complements calm and soothing shades, such as off-white and beige.
Whether you prefer K-style or half-round gutters, Bradford Xteriors has got you covered. As a leading home exterior company, you can be confident that we will deliver outstanding results.
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