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.
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.
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.
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.
What are Gutter Protection Systems?
Our gutter protection system includes the installation of our gutters and gutter guards combined with our Higher Ground Scheduled Maintenance Plan. These elements, when combined with our experienced staff, help guarantee the safety of your home and the longevity of your roof and gutters. Over the years, we have learned that simple designs made of high-quality materials are the most effective in protecting your home. We take the protection of your gutters seriously, and so should you.
As you consider your new gutters, consider installing Higher Ground micro-mesh, poly-coated steel gutter guards. These guards snap into current gutter space and can be easily removed if needed for cleaning or maintenance. We guarantee the gutters and downspouts to run clog-free when combined with at least one cleaning per year on Higher Ground's Scheduled Maintenance Plan.