Gutters come in several designs and shapes to match any homeowner’s needs and style. Half round gutters were historically used on homes and are still often chosen today.
Half round gutters look like a fully enclosed pipe was cut in half lengthwise. “True” half round gutters have outer edges that are curled on top on both sides, but some are only curled on one side. They come in a variety of widths and colors and can be installed in sections or as seamless gutters. They can be made from several materials, including aluminum, copper, and galvanized and zinc-coated metal. Half round gutters can add style and sophistication to a home, especially an older one built in the early to mid 20th century.
Half round gutters have some advantages compared to K-style gutters. They have a smoother inner shape that reduces the amount of water inside and the chance of corrosion. The smooth surface also allows debris to flow more easily without getting caught on rough sides or edges. Half round gutters are easier to clean than K-style varieties.
Half round gutters also have some drawbacks. They tend to be more expensive because they are less readily available and require special threaded rods and hanger brackets for installation. They cannot hold as much water as K-style gutters of the same width, which can be problematic in an area with heavy rainfall. The shape of half round gutters requires more material to support the same amount of weight as K-style gutters, so half rounds are heavier.
Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors can install stylish half round gutters that will direct rainwater away from your home and improve your house’s curb appeal. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and to get an estimate.