You might not think it, but there are actually different types of guttering. They all look different and have their own advantages and disadvantages, so you need to be able to compare between them to know which kind of guttering is best for your property.
Fascia guttering is attached to a fascia board. They are normally used on bespoke gutters and put near the ends of roof rafters to hide them, so can be good if you want to conceal your rafters.
K style guttering
K style gutters have a ridged crown design and can look unique and stylish. You might be most familiar with this kind of guttering, because they are great at draining out water. They also don’t get full with debris from the roof so are low-maintenance.
Half round gutters
As the name suggests, half round gutters are in the shape of an open semi-circle and they hang from the roof. They are not used very often, because they can overflow easily. This can happen if the gutters weren’t installed properly or if the roof isn’t level. And if you don’t want to have to clean your gutters all the time, it might be best to stay away from half round gutters.
European guttersThese gutters often look like half round guttering, but they have an outward-facing bead. This means that they protrude out rather than inwards.
They are normally made out of copper to ensure that they are weatherproof, but be wary that they won’t suit all types of property.
Now that you know the different types of gutters available, you are armed with the knowledge to ask your guttering professional what’s best for you.
Make sure you get a range of quotes so you can compare and find the best price for your new gutters.
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