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K-Style has been a popular gutter style over the last decades. These gutters look stylish and complement just about any home style.

In this post, your trusted provider of rain gutter covers, Gutter Helmet of Eastern Shore, discusses the unique characteristics of K-Style gutters.

The Beginning of K-Style Gutters  

Metal gutters entered the market in the early 20th century. Most metal gutters were made round during the early days. The first gutter machines were huge, extremely heavy and very expensive. At that time, most gutters were created in factories.

Lightweight gutters were introduced in the ‘70s. These machines can be placed on trailers and brought from one place to another to create gutters on-site.

K-Style gutters are commonly made of aluminum, copper and galvalume. They are offered in various colors and sizes. These seamless gutters have two parts, which are the “K-Style” and the seamless.

K-Style

The gutter system is named “K-Style” not because it resembles the letter “K”. It’s because it ranked 11th in the list of twelve most common types of rectangular gutter profiled by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors (SMACNA). The letter “K” is the 11th letter in the alphabet so it was named ‘K-Style.’

At times, K-Style gutters are also called an “Ogee” gutter due to their appearance, which is similar to crown molding. Ogee is an expression refers to an architectural style that has a dual curve with an extended ‘S’ contour.

Seamless

Seamless gutters are custom-made for your home. Instead of having multiple sections, it’s a continuous piece cut at the exact size for each area of the roof. This reduces the risk of leaks and weakening.

Sectional gutters tend to weaken at the seams where they are joined. Expansion and contraction causes caulk on the seams to crack.

With seamless gutters have seams on the inside or outside corners. These corners won’t experience contraction and expansion as strip miters cover the ends. Strip miters also prevent two seamless gutter pieces from overlapping.

Proper seamless gutter installation and protection is important to prevent gutter damage. Your home can experience water damage once your gutters fail. Choose Gutter Helmet of Eastern Shore for high-quality rain gutter covers. Call us at (866) 333-8150 or complete our online form to learn more about our services. We work with clients in Salisbury, Maryland.