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The Pros and Cons of K-Style and Half-Round Gutters

Which is better: K-style or half-round gutters? Well, it depends on what kind of roofing system is installed in your home. Remember: there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach in roofing projects.

To help you pick the right kind of gutters for your home, here’s an overview of the pros and cons of each option:

K-Style Gutters

Pros: K-style gutters are usually installed on angled roofs, which happen to be the most popular type of roofing system in the country. Their versatility, ease of installation and large capacity also make them a popular choice among homeowners. K-style gutters mimic colonial-style crown molding, but complement a wide variety of architectural styles. And, since K-style gutters are flat on one side, they can be directly installed on the fascia board. Plus, K-style gutters can hold more rainwater compared to other types of gutter systems.

Cons: Since leaves and sediment tend to get stuck in the corners of K-style gutters, they’re harder to clean. As such, regular maintenance is a must for K-style gutters.

Half-Round Gutters

Pros: If you want to give your exterior an old-world feel, half-round gutters would be a good choice. Half-round gutters were a common feature in homes built before the 1950s. Back then, rounded rooflines were a common feature. Aside from their historic aesthetic, half-round gutters are also easier to clean.

Cons: Since they have a more complicated design, half-style gutters are harder to install than K-style gutters. As such, only an experienced contractor should handle the gutter installation. Remember: whether you need new gutters installed or roof repair work done, make sure to vet a contractor before hiring one.

Looking for reputable contractors in your area?

New View Roofing, a veteran-owned contractor, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including gutter installation and roof repair services. To schedule a free inspection, call us at (469) 232-7220, or fill out our form here. We serve homeowners in Dallas, TX, as well as the surrounding communities.

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