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Gutter systems come in different sizes and configurations. Two of the most popular styles are K-style and half-round gutters. Today, Gutter Helmet® of Cookeville, your local source of the best gutter guard in the area, provides a quick comparison between these two popular gutter profiles.

K-Style Gutters

K-style gutter systems have a fashionable appearance that complements both traditional and contemporary home styles. They’re also very easy to install. The flat side of the gutters can be nailed directly into the fascia board, eliminating the need for brackets to hold the system together.

You might be surprised to learn that K-style gutters don’t look like the letter K when seen from the side. The name comes from the fact that K-style gutters are listed 11th in the compilation of the 12 common types of rectangular gutter profiles by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA). K is the 11th letter of the alphabet, thus the name.

Half-Round Gutters

Before the 1960s, half-round gutters were a common feature in many upscale homes. Today, they are as popular as K-style gutters and are found in a range of residential properties. They provide excellent efficiency through their open design that comes with hangers placed outside.

This profile ensures free-flowing water through the trough and into the downspouts without any obstructions. Because they resemble the lower half of a cylinder, they can hold more water than K-style gutters. As water flows toward the downspouts, the trough gets cleaned all over, minimizing debris accumulation.

For your gutter installation and gutter protection needs, turn to Gutter Helmet of Cookeville. We offer the best gutter guard in the local area—Gutter Helmet. To learn more about our services, give us a call at (866) 985-9982 or fill out our contact form. We serve residents of Cookeville, TN, and the surrounding communities.