K style gutters blend in so well with most homes that you may barely even notice them at times. Ever since seamless gutter machines first debuted nearly 40 years ago, cut and drop gutters became all the rage in this style. In fact, approximately 80 plus percent of all gutters you will ever see on homes all over America will have the ever popular 5 inch k style gutter.
As a regional seamless gutter contractor here in New England, this is what we typically recommend to most homeowners. Compared to half-round gutters, K style gutters hold a greater volume of water and have more general durability due to their K shape. The only drawbacks about this type of gutter might be that their sharp edges are more likely to catch or accumulate debris and they are slightly more difficult to clean by hand.
K gutters are most often made of aluminum although it’s not unusual to find them in materials like vinyl, copper, and galvanized steel from time to time.
Most people aren’t familiar with the term K style gutter even though they are the most widely-used gutters in the U.S. The shape of this type somewhat mirrors that of the letter “K” thus, K style. Of course some might argue this nomenclature, it is true however, that they somewhat resemble the stylish crown molding. Home builders tend to select the style for contemparary homes both for their ability to blend in and their over all job efficiency.
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