Gutters are responsible for directing rainwater and snowmelt away from your home while preventing damage, such as leaks and basement flooding. One type of gutter is K-style.
The Reason Behind the Name
K-style gutters are not only called K-style gutters because they resemble the letter “K” when viewed from the side. Gutters come in a variety of styles and profiles, and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) came up with a list of the 12 most common types of rectangle-shaped gutters. A K-style gutter is the eleventh on the list, so it was assigned the eleventh letter of the alphabet, “K”.
The Most Popular Gutter Profile in the U.S.
K-style gutters are the most popular gutter profile in the U.S. In fact, these gutters account for approximately 80% of gutter installations in the country. This is usually attributed to its K-style profile and seamless design. Seamless gutters create a continuous piece of the gutter for each section of the house instead of having to piece multiple individual gutters together.
Common Sizes and Materials
K-style gutters commonly come in four different sizes: five inch, six inch, seven inch and eight inch. Various types of metals are also used to build K-style gutters, and these are aluminum, copper and galvalume. Aluminum is by far the most popular option because of its lightweight and corrosion-resistant features. It is also very easy to install and can be customized for a seamless appearance.
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