You know there are different colors and sizes of gutters for your home, but let’s take a moment to get to know the different kinds of gutters you can choose. There are different shapes and different materials.
K-style gutters are meant to have a superior aesthetic and can hold more water. They’re more expensive than their rounded counterparts, but with their moulding-style appearance and bigger capacity, they’re definitely considered an upgraded option. The downspout is decorative, and the front is designed to go with your home’s style. It can look like crown moulding, and there are other looks to choose from as well.
Half-round gutters, on the other hand, are more affordable and are traditionally found on older and historic homes. It’s important to note that while they are cheaper, their capacity is less than the K-style alternative.
There are also different materials you could choose from when looking at guttering for your home. Aluminium is by far the most-used option because it is a light-weight material which makes it easy to install, it will never rust, and it can be painted any color to suit your aesthetic.
If you’re looking for something more customised and long-lasting, seamless aluminium could be the option for you. It’s fabricated on the job site using special machinery, so that it perfectly matches the dimensions of your home with no seams between guttering. It’s a seamless whole. And no seams means less potential for damage between guttering pieces.
If you’re interested in something a little more luxury, copper could be the right fit for you. It’ll never rust and it only improves with age. Rather than rusting, it gains a beautiful patina that a lot of high-end residences and historic homes could benefit from aesthetically. They need to be welded on the site by a professional, which definitely adds to the cost.
The final material choice is steel. By far the strongest material, steel is heavy and durable. It can be painted and resists rust well, but will need to be replaced in ten or so years.