What Shape Rain Gutters Are Best for Your West Jordan Home?

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Did you know that rain gutters come in different shapes? You may not have noticed, because many homeowners take their rain gutters for granted, but at Capitol Exteriors, rain gutter installation is a big part of what we do. When we install rain gutters at your West Jordan home, we take the time to explain to you the different options and recommend the best one for you.

Half-Round Rain Gutters

Half-round rain gutters are the original style of rain gutters. They are a very simple shape, built to quickly and easily catch the rainwater that flows off your roof and direct it safely away from your home.

Because of the gutters’ round construction, when our team does rain gutter installation, we must hang the gutters from brackets. This ensures they are solidly attached to your West Jordan home and that they remain in the correct position to catch the most rainwater possible.

Half-round gutters are fairly easy to clean, even for a DIYer.

K-Shaped Rain Gutters

K-shaped rain gutters are a newer style than half-round gutters. One of the biggest reasons West Jordan homeowners opt for K-shaped rain gutters is because of their more attractive appearance. They are called K-shape gutters because if you look at them from the side, they resemble the letter K. While the back and bottom of the gutters are flat, the front looks a bit like crown molding, giving homes with this style of rain gutter a bit of a regal look.

K-shaped rain gutters are easier to install. The back of the gutter is flat and can be mounted flush against your home, so there is no need for brackets. Because of this, K-shaped gutters are usually cheaper than half-round, even though they are more decorative. Additionally, the manner in which they are affixed to your home makes these gutters stronger than half-round gutters and better able to withstand snow loads sliding off the roof. They also can hold more water than half-round gutters.

When it comes to cleaning, K-shaped rain gutters are slightly more challenging. The decorative shape of the rain gutters tends to make it easy for leaves and debris to collect. However, many homeowners believe the look of the gutters outweighs the extra effort needed to clean them.

Rain Gutter Installation in West Jordan

Most modern homes today are installed with K-style rain gutters, due to the benefits outlined above. However, if you own an older home, you may want half-round gutters in order to keep to the original style of the house.

Contact Capitol Exteriors today to learn more about which shape gutter might be right for your home, as well as which material. We provide rain gutter repairs as well as installations.

At Capitol Exteriors we provide quality workmanship and customer service, honesty and professionalism. We stand behind our work on every project and strive for excellence. It is through this belief that we attribute all of our success and look to build lasting relationships into the future.

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