Gutters guide water from your roof, preventing flooding of your rooftop. When water accumulates on the roofing, the water may start seeping into your house after some time. The drains also direct water from your house's foundation, which prevents the weakening of the foundation that supports your entire house structure.
For your roof gutters to work accordingly, you require experienced roofers to carry out the proper gutter installation process. Nonetheless, there are various gutter types available, and you need to know them to pick the ideal design for your house. Here are the three gutter system designs that you can choose.
K-Style Rain Gutter Systems
K-style gutter systems are common due to their decorative front area and easy installation. Thus, these drains are an excellent choice to use in both traditional and modern housing. Roofers can nail the channels onto the fascia directly, and there's no need for bracket support. The channels work well with rectangular downspouts.
Additionally, K-style drains have a flat base with outward angled sides allowing them to hold more rainwater. However, the exterior angles can gather dirt fast. So, consider cleaning the drains regularly.
Half-Round Rain Gutter Systems
Half-round rain gutter installations have semi-circular troughs with arc-shaped mouths. These gutters stretch several inches wide, and roofers typically install them in traditional-style houses. Additionally, these roof installations require brackets to put them in the right position. There's also a need to install round downspouts for the drains to work efficiently.
While these drain systems are efficient for catching water and directing it to the intended location, dirt may settle on the open troughs leading to blockage. Hence, routine drain cleaning is essential to eliminate the debris and prevent clogging.
Fascia Gutter Systems
Fascia gutter systems come as a single installation, unlike half-round and K-style gutter systems that come as different sections to be put together by roofers. These drains are customized for various houses, and manufacturers mostly use aluminum to manufacture fascia gutters.
The three gutter designs come in different materials:
Each material is unique in terms of appearance, maintenance, and setup requirements. For instance, vinyl is attractive, and you can do a DIY installation, while steel is weighty, and you need experts to install your steel gutters. Thus, selecting the gutter design you want also requires that you understand the uniqueness of every material to make a perfect choice.
If you're planning for an upcoming gutter installation project, you should consider choosing half-round, fascia, or k-style designs.