K-style and half-round gutters are some of the most popular types of gutters used in roofing today. Both are very effective and relatively easy to install, clean, and maintain. It helps to know what type of gutter systems to install, especially if you’re planning to do significant renovations on your home’s roof.
These gutters are aptly named for their appearance resembling a tube that’s been cut lengthwise, which also forms their iconic U-shape. This type of gutter works well with rounded roof lines and homes that are made of steel and copper. However, while this type of gutter can be a common sight on some homes, it’s not as popular as K-style gutters because its design tends to be made for homes built before the 1950s, or for metal roofs that have a rounded roofline. This could be a great option to install If you happen to have a metal roof, but we recommend having it installed by a professional roofer.
K-style gutters are a more common sight than half-rounds since their design mimics the colonial style crown molding that fits well with modern U.S. homes. Unlike the semi-circle curve of the half-round, one side of the K-style gutter is flat, so a roof repair and replacement contractor can easily fasten it onto the home’s fascia just by nailing it. K-style gutters go especially well with homes that have angular roofs, and they also come in pre-cut sizes and seamless options to fully prevent water leakage.
Choosing the Right Gutter for Your Home
Both half-round and K-style gutters are available in different lengths and sizes, so you can buy them pre-cut or have one cut according to your specifications. They also have seamless options, which can make roof maintenance much easier. Seamless gutters are also not prone to leaking compared to a gutter system with seams. So if you’re still not sure which type of gutter should be installed on your home, just consider what type of roof you already have or what you’re planning to install. Knowing how your new roof will look will give you a better idea of which type of gutter best suits your home.
When it comes to gutter replacement and installing home decks, consider hiring our professional services offered by State Roofing. Give us a call at (360) 794-7164(360) or 205-3100 (360) 794-7164. You can also reach us online through our convenient online request form. We serve Tacoma, Bothell, Everett, and surrounding WA areas.