While half-round gutters are sometimes overlooked in favor of the more popular k-style gutters, there are times when half-round gutters are the most suitable for a home. Here’s a rundown on half-round gutters.
What Do Half-Round Gutters Look Like?
A half-round gutter looks like a long cylinder that has been cut in half lengthwise, and its end caps look like semi-circles. Because older homes tend to have more curved architectural features than modern homes, the curved look of half-round gutters may be the most suitable choice if you have a historic home. Many homeowners like to get their half-round gutters in copper or steel for a classy aesthetic to match their sophisticated home. However, half-round gutters can look great on modern-style homes too.
How Do Half-Round Gutters Perform?
Because half-round gutters are smooth on the inside, water and debris flow out smoothly rather than getting stuck in crevices. For this reason, this type of gutter is less prone to corrosion than k-style gutters. They are also an attractive option because they are very easy to clean.
What Are the Downsides of Half-Round Gutters?
Half-round gutters are beautiful as well as functional, but before you commit to them, there are a few things you should consider:
- The gutter does not lie flat against the fascia board, so you will need brackets to install them properly. Also, any gaps between the fascia board and the gutter can cause water damage to your home.
- They cannot hold as much water as other gutter types, so they might not be sufficient for heavy rain.
- They are more expensive than other gutters.
Contact us at Express Gutters to learn more about half-round gutters and figure out if they are right for your home.