Let’s face it, your home is a big representation of who you are, and you deserve the best. When you go out for a night on the town, or to a dinner party, you need two things for appearance; the outfit and of course the perfect accessories to match. In this same fashion, your home deserves the best accessory. If your home build is of the older fashion type, half round gutters are the accessory for you.
These beautiful copper or galvanized gutters bring an amazing curb appeal to your home. Half round gutters are just like they sound. They are half a pipe shaped piece of gutter made of copper or galvanized materials, typically with curved edges on each side. They are installed with special brackets customized specifically for the gutters, and threaded rods.
The inside of the gutter is much smoother than that of a K-style gutter and reduces the likeliness of corrosion caused by water. The shape of the half round gutter allows for a better flow for water-borne debris. It allows the debris to flow easier through the gutter and into the downspout. This allows for more of your debris to not be caught or trapped into the gutter. You will also not be expecting the rust that may come with other types of gutters.
With every up side, there is always a down. When using these gutters be careful if you have a heavy flow of water. They have the capacity of that of a 5” K-style gutter, but cannot hold the same flow amount. If you are looking at more water than not, you may be better suited with the crown molding style of a K-style gutter. The cleaning of copper gutters to give them brass appeal also is a task itself. You will have to have a specialist who would know how to apply the right material to clean them and make them look new. Also, due to the specialty in these gutters you will be hard pressed to find many gutter companies that will be able to perform this task for you. With the lack of specialty to the demand, this also means a much pricier bracket when it comes to what is coming out of your pocket. Beauty will sometimes come with that kind of price.
Whether you are looking for aesthetics or functionality, gutters are an important accessory to your house. They are much more than a true accessory, as they protect your home from damage that comes with time and mother nature. You would be best to dive in deeper to your study by speaking to a specialist, like Cincy Gutter Boys, for your answers. Good luck, take pride and joy in the house you are making a home!