Once you’ve chosen a durable material – whether copper, galvanized steel or aluminum – it’s time to decide on an aesthetic or design to fit your home and style. When it comes to the shape of your gutters – you primarily have two options, the k-style or ogee or half-round shapes. Let’s first examine what a k-style option is.
The term for this design comes from the profile, or what the gutter looks like when viewed from the side. The outer edge has a short, straight line and two curves followed by another straight piece. Some people may see this as an elongated “S’ but these are also known as K-style.
Half-round, on the other hand, are much sleeker. As opposed to having a flat side, like the K-style cut, the half round look resembles a round pipe that has been cut in half, creating more of a U-shape. While the u-shape may be more costly, it also provides a lot of advantages for those who choose it.
The shape of this gutter is chic, without being over-the-top Because of their shape, the half-round look can add just a little surprise and sleekness to any home – adding to its appeal and intrigue. Plus, you can feel unique because it’s not the typical choice.
Typically, this style is best suited to fit the appearance a traditional or historical home, but can also add some flair to more modern and unique architecture, making it an increasingly popular choice for many families and homeowners. You also can select a this style in any just about any material, from aluminum to copper and more.