There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach in a home improvement project, and gutter replacements are no exception. If you’re considering replacing your gutters, you usually have two choices: half-round and k-style gutters.
Which is better: K-style or half-round gutters?
K-style gutters are ideal for angled roofs, which happen to be the most common type of roofing system in the US. This is also the reason why K-style gutters are also the most popular type of gutter system in the country.
What are the advantages of K-style gutters? Since K-style gutters are flat on one side and can be directly mounted on your roof’s fascia board, they’re easy-to-install. Keep in mind that just because K-style gutters are easy-to-install doesn’t necessarily mean you can install them yourself. Remember: It’s best to leave gutter installation work to professional gutter contractors.
Plus, thanks to their versatility, they can be installed on most roofing systems. This versatility to extend to architectural styles: K-style gutters mimic colonial-style crown molding but can complement a wide variety of architectural styles.
Half-round gutters are harder to install than K-style gutters, but if you want to give your exterior an old-world elegance, half-round gutters are a smart choice. Half-round gutters are often found in homes with rounded rooflines, which happen to be a common feature in homes built before the 1950s.
Plus, half-round gutters are easier to clean. That’s because they have a simple tube and don’t have a lot of spaces where leaves and other kinds of debris can accumulate.
There’s also the option of installing seamless gutters. Seamless gutters don’t have joints—the weak point of any gutter system—and as such are less vulnerable to leaks.
One more thing: regardless of the type of gutter you choose, make sure to hire a qualified contractor.
Advantage Seamless offers a wide range of professional gutter services, including gutter cleaning and installation services. To request a free estimate, call us at (218) 270-2663 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Baxter, MN, as well as the surrounding communities.