The style of your home’s gutter system is referred to as its ‘profile’ and there are a variety of options available to choose from. Each style comes with its own price point and installation difficulty, so it’s important to consider your options before investing in gutter replacement. Take a few moments to review some useful information about gutter profiles and selecting the right one for your home.
What is a Gutter Profile?
A gutter profile refers to the look and stylized accents of your gutter system. There are a wide range of profiles out there and design variations to choose from. Here are 4 gutter profiles typically used:
These gutter systems combine the fascia and gutter itself into one unit, meant to be installed altogether. Fascia gutters are known for their strength and aesthetic appeal. Regular maintenance is recommended to keep the gutters, fascia, and soffit in good condition.
K-Style gutters make up the vast majority of gutter systems seen on homes in America today. These gutters have a distinct profile which can retain a considerable amount of water. While strong, K-Style gutters are prone to clogging and should be cleaned often.
Box gutters have a rectangular profile with a slight flange on the edge. These gutters are most often seen on older homes and are built into the roof itself. Box gutters are made of wood, most often protected by a thin sheet of metal.
Half round gutters have a smooth, half-circle shape. Half round gutters have a unique, engaging appearance and are also much easier to clean than some alternatives. Due to the difficulty of installation, half round gutter systems are among the most expensive on the market.
Most Popular Gutter Profile
All things considered, K-Style gutters remain the most popular in the United States. K-Style gutters have a track record of superior performance, and their seamless design works well to prevent leaks. These gutters are available in a variety of sizes ranging from 5” up to 8” and are made from materials like copper, aluminum, steel, or vinyl.
To learn more about selecting the right gutter profile for your home, contact Allstate Exteriors & Roof LLC. Our team of experienced gutter professionals are happy to discuss various gutter profiles to fit the style of your home. Get in touch with us today and receive a free estimate.