Pros and Cons of Half Round Gutters

Pros and Cons of Half Round Gutters

Most homes in the United States have K-style gutters, but other designs are available that can work just as well and increase a home’s curb appeal. One type of gutter you might want to consider is half round.

What Are Half Round Gutters?

half round gutterHalf round gutters look like fully-enclosed pipes that were cut in half lengthwise. The outer edges are curled on top on one or both sides. Half round gutters are available in a variety of sizes and colors and can be installed in sections or as seamless gutters. They can be made from aluminum, copper, and galvanized and zinc-coated metal.

Benefits of Half Round Gutters

Half round gutters can enhance the curb appeal of many homes, particularly those built in the early to mid-20th century. They go well with rounded rooflines in some types of architecture.

Homeowners choose half round gutters for reasons besides their appearance. The inner shape is smoother than that of K-style gutters, which means that there are fewer areas where water can accumulate. The smooth surface allows debris to flow freely rather than getting caught on sides and rough edges and leading to clogs the way it can with K-style gutters. This makes half round gutters easier to clean than K-style gutters.

The Drawbacks

One drawback of half round gutters is that they cost more than K-style gutters. This is because they are less common and require special threaded rods and hanger brackets to install them. They can hold less water than K-style gutters of the same width, which can be problematic in areas with a lot of rainfall. Half round gutters are also heavier than K-style gutters because their shape requires more material to be able to support the same weight.

Get a Quote for Half Round Gutters

Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors has installed half round gutters for many homeowners across Connecticut. These gutters can be an attractive addition to your home and can help you avoid clogs and make maintenance easier. If you would like a quote for half round gutter installation, contact us today.

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