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Your gutters play an integral role in protecting your home from water damage. When it comes time to replace your gutters, it’s important to choose a product that can reliably protect your home, while also enhancing your property’s curb appeal.

Gutter Style Comparison: K-Style vs. Half Round

In today’s post, Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota, the leading rain gutter covers manufacturer, discusses the most common gutter styles on the market.

K-Style Gutters

K-style gutters are the most common gutters found on homes across the U.S., accounting for 80% of the market. They have remained the top choice for many years for three main reasons: easy installation, heavy-duty performance and adaptability to different environments. To top it all off, K-style gutters are versatile enough to suit any architectural style, from mid-century modern homes to quaint country cottages.

The K-style gutter is so-named due to its design, which resembles the letter K. One side is filled with flaps to prevent rain water from spilling, while the other side is flat to facilitate quick installation.

Half-Round Gutters 

Half-round gutters feature a traditional look that can complement any architectural style. They are available in single bead, double bead and reverse bead styles. Each bead adds rigidity and strength to the gutter system.

Recently, half-round gutters have been experiencing a resurgence in popularity because of the reverse bead round gutter, which works almost as well as K-style gutters in terms of performance, installation and water-damage control. You have two options for half-round gutter materials: copper or galvanized steel.

To offer reliable, long-term performance, your gutters need protection. That is why Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota offers customers excellent rain gutter covers to keep your roof and siding free of water damage. You can call us at (866) 937-3508 or fill out our contact form to receive a free project estimate. We proudly serve homeowners in Culver, MN, and the surrounding areas.