As you plan on replacing your current gutter system, you’ll likely have to choose which style would best fit your home’s exteriors. One of the most popular styles in the market is K-style gutters as they have been known to last 40 or 50 years. But what makes them so popular in most residential roofing systems?
The first gutters were made from wood. They were carved into different sizes and profiles, which can be a long and tedious process. By the early twentieth century, the invention of roll forming machines made it easy to make metal gutters, which were then introduced to the market. Metal soon replaced wooden gutters as one of the most popular gutter materials in the roofing industry.
By the mid-twentieth century, metal gutters were mostly available in half-round profiles. It wasn’t until the 1970s when portable and lightweight rolling machines were introduced into the industry that birthed different types of gutter profiles, one of which was the K-style.
K-style gutters come in different sizes and colors to match any type of roof replacement and home style. Common K-style gutter sizes are 5 inches, 6 inches, 7 inches and 8 inches, but you’ll find most homes that have K-style gutters installed are sized either 5 inches or 6 inches. Different color options are also available, and depending on your preference, you can select one that can blend with your roof or siding, or add the finishing touch to your home’s visual appeal.
If you’re looking to buy K-style gutters for your home, they come in different material options. Aluminum is arguably one of the most popular choices for K-style gutters because it’s corrosion-resistant and easy to install. It’s also lightweight and affordable compared to other metals. Copper is slightly more durable than aluminum, but is also more expensive. Homeowners sometimes choose copper for their visual appeal. Galvalume is one of the more durable options available as it’s made from steel coated with aluminum and zinc. Because of its durability and reliability, the material is normally used for commercial buildings!
As one of the best gutter and siding contractors in the area, you can count on Blackstone Exteriors to get the job done right! Call us today at (817) 402-5102 if you’re in Texas or (515) 344-1323 if you’re in Iowa. You can also fill out our online contact form to get started.