What are the differences between gutters?

The biggest differences between the three styles we offer are style and capacity for water catchment. Imagine comparing a birdbath to a bucket: one may be significantly more appealing, but at the end of the day the bucket is going to catch the most water. Likewise, a 6” half-round gutter has a different style and therefore a different water capacity than a 6" box gutter, due to the difference in depth. When helping you decide, our experts will consider the pitch and size of roof to determine what water volume capacity your gutters require. Higher Ground is always willing and able to offer expert advice on the appropriate gutter style for application, to prevent overflow during a heavy rain. Typically, k-style and box gutters are most effective in catching and moving water - k-style in particular is the most widely used and efficient style.

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K-Style Gutters

K-Style gutters get their name from the shape that mimics crown molding in a home. They are the most effective and widely-used gutters, valued for their efficiency and style as well as their ability to hold a large volume of water.

 

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Box Gutter

Box gutters, sometimes called modern gutters, get their name from their boxy, simple design. These types of gutters are equally as effective in water catchment as k-style gutters but offer a very different style. 

 

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Half-Round Gutter

Half-Round gutters get their name from their half-cylindrical shape. These types of gutters are often found on historic homes and are often covered in copper, which we do offer. While these are the least effective in water catchment because of their shallow depth, Half-Round gutters lend a rustic charm to your home’s decor.