Just like with any home improvement project, choosing some brand-new gutters begins with finding reliable gutter and siding replacement companies. Having a professional help you through every step of the process can help make this incredibly important project go smoothly. One of the first decisions you’ll make when replacing gutters is about style.
Gutters can come in either fascia, half-round or K-style gutters. The latter is perhaps the most prevalent in residential buildings, but there are cases where a half-round would be more advantageous. Here are a few tips on how to choose gutter styles from our experts at John Henderson Construction, LLC.
Just like window replacement companies choose to use intricate patterns on their trims to improve appeal, so do gutter replacement contractors choose different styles for a home. As far as curb appeal is concerned, K-style gutters hold the edge over half-round styles, simply due to their finish. This is not to say that half-round gutters cannot look beautiful, however, their simple facade is often not as versatile with many different architectural styles.
Half-round gutters take the gold when it comes to cleanup. Their simple design makes it easier for a professional to clear away leaves or any other debris that might cause clogging problems. In addition, half-round gutters also have a higher water flow capacity than a K-style gutter, making them more suitable for homes in areas that get plenty of precipitation.
Material costs for either K-style or half-round gutters do not vary wildly. All in all, it all comes down to your choice of gutter companies and the labor they will provide. K-style gutters are usually more expensive, but the difference in price with other gutter styles is often small enough that many homeowners do not see any reason not to choose a K-style gutter.
At John Henderson Construction, LLC, our remodeling and construction professionals can help you find the right style and size of gutters for your home. Give us a call at (401) 615-2224 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today.