Storm damage can really do a number on your home. Anything from your roof to your gutters and siding can sustain some damage after a strong weather event. Especially if your gutters were already nearing the end of their service life before the storm, strong rains and winds will almost certainly assure their demise.
As repairing your storm-damaged gutters is no longer advisable, you should think about the type of gutters with which to replace the old ones. There are two dominant types: K-style and half-round gutters. To help you decide between them, here is a brief comparison.
Before replacing gutters that have sustained storm or wind damage, ask your contractor about K-style gutters. They are the most popular gutter type among U.S. homeowners and are especially preferred for installation on modern homes. K-style gutters are patterned after colonial crown molding, and they have a finished look that provides the home a fancier appeal.
K-style gutters have a flat side that attaches to the fascia. Thanks to this feature, they are generally easier to install. Some homeowners go the DIY route when installing K-style gutters, but it’s advisable to call a professional to do it for you.
Historically accurate and highly ornate homes typically have half-round gutters. This gutter style is old so it’s common to find half-round gutters on homes built in the 1950s.
They are also the go-to option when it comes to homes with metal roofing systems. Half-round gutters go well with rounded rooflines. As they are simpler in design compared to K-style gutters, half-round gutters are easier to maintain. If you’re worried about debris buildup in your gutters, half-round ones will probably work better for you.
Half-round gutters are not usually DIY-friendly as they require more work to install than K-style gutters. It’s best to call a professional to install them on your home.
Goodrich Roofing can help you replace your gutter system. We can also help you with hail damage and other roofing and gutter emergencies. Call us today at (505) 219-4450, or use our contact form to get your free quote. We’re always ready to help homeowners in Albuquerque.