A home’s guttering is an item that is seldom given much thought, until such time as repairs or replacement become absolutely necessary. When this time comes, many homeowners simply replace the guttering with the same type and style that was previously installed. However, in some cases, an alternative option may be available – which will do a better job of channelling excess water away from a property.
Below are some of the most popular styles of gutters, along with a few pros and cons associated with each of them.
These gutters have what is known as a ridged crown moulding design that makes them look extremely attractive after being installed.
As their name implies, these gutters are half circle shaped. While they are readily available, half round gutters are not used too often anymore – especially on homes with roofs that are larger than average or that has a high pitch.
Fascia gutters are normally installed on homes where the rafters haven’t been covered by fascia boards or where the rafter ends are still exposed. These gutters are often larger than most other types of guttering as well, enabling them to handle higher volumes of water during inclement weather.
Although wooden gutters can still be purchased, they are used in extremely rare cases, such as where a historical building is being restored.
Also known as box gutters, square guttering is often found on older buildings because they were one of the most popular options and the easiest to manufacture before the metal gutters that are so commonly seen today.
These units are designed to handle higher volumes of water than average gutters, making them the ideal choice for larger homes or properties where the roof pitch is steeper than average.
Mini gutters tend to be used on smaller buildings such as greenhouses, garden sheds, carports and other smaller buildings where the roof area is smaller than normal.
Seamless gutters only have joints on corner sections and by downspouts because they are manufactured from a single piece of metal.
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