When you’re searching for a new gutter system, your first intuition is to find the best gutter material to help weatherproof your home.
After all, what function do they play apart from preventing rainwater from damaging your home?
But, besides weatherproofing, your gutter system also adds to your home’s curb appeal. For this reason, the gutter design and the color you choose to go with matter just as much.
So, if you have no idea which gutter styles will complement your roof beautifully, you’re in the right place.
For starters, any of these styles are also available in various materials, so you can get your perfect style in your desired material.
- K-style gutters
This style has been in existence for the past 50 years or more. You can easily spot them in most homes; they have a polished look with a decorative edging that resembles crown molding.
Because of their flat back, they can be easily and securely installed to the trim of the fascia board, which prevents water from running down your walls.
They are also better suited to withstand damage than their half-rounded counterparts because of their rigid structure.
- Half-round gutters
Mostly found in older homes, they are made of copper, which forms a patina and gives the gutters some rusticity after a while. However, that doesn’t mean they are not found in aluminum, galvanized steel, or vinyl.
Their half-round shape allows the inner parts of the gutters to have a smooth circular inside, which is an added advantage;
- It won’t easily clog since there are no hardware parts on the inside
- And chances of corrosion are also minimal since there are no bent points on the inside in which water will pool
- Box gutters
These are also known as fascia gutters because they are built into the fascia. The gutters lie right beneath your roofline, giving you a cleaner look.
The only issue is installing this gutter style to an already existing home can be pretty costly. You will also need to get your roof redone. It is best to install these gutters on a new build, specifically during the building stage.
So which style would best suit your home?
You know better.
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Gutter installation is an expert’s job, especially with seamless gutters. If you have zero experience in gutter services, it’s wise to hire the pros.
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