Are you considering having new gutters put on your home, but you’re not sure where to start? Getting familiar with the different styles of gutters will help you make a more informed choice and decide which option is best for your home.
- Half-Round Gutters – As their name suggests, half-round gutters are more rounded than other designs. The smooth, inner surface of half-round gutters lets water flow efficiently through them, and debris is less likely to get stuck and build up in them. Half-round gutters look especially good on houses that have Spanish or Tuscan-style architecture.
- K-Style Gutters – K-Style gutters are one of the most popular options, and for good reason! They have a slightly square shape, which allows them to handle more water than a rounded gutter of the same diameter. This shape also makes them more resistant to impact damage, meaning they are a durable option that requires less maintenance than some other styles. This style of gutter comes in a wide range of sizes, so it’s an excellent choice for many different home styles.
- Copper Gutters – Copper gutters are extremely durable and can last for many years if they are cared for properly. Not only is copper impervious to rust, but it also doesn’t warp in extreme temperatures. As copper ages, it develops a patina, which is a thin layer of oxidized metal. Patinas are beautiful and functional, forming a defensive layer that helps protect copper gutters from weathering and corrosion.
- Seamless Gutters- If you’re concerned about how your new gutters will look and want to ensure that whatever style you choose isn’t a distraction, you’ll probably want to consider seamless gutters. Seamless gutters are custom-cut for each home and designed to be as inconspicuous as possible. They fit closely to the roofline of the home and can come in a variety of colors and materials to match the existing exterior color palette.
If you’re still not sure what style of gutters is best for you, it’s always a good idea to consult with an expert who can guide you through the nuances of different styles and materials. Contact us today at Batson’s Gutter Systems to learn more.