Types of Guttering

There are many types and shapes of gutters. However, there are typically two types of gutters that are used on buildings. They are K-Style Gutters and Half-Round Gutter. These two are used as they the most effective and the best to use. Roofers in Cambridgeshire will be able to install guttering to your home professionally without any hassle.    

K-Style Gutters

K-Style gutters have a flat back and bottom to enable them to be more efficient and to hold a larger capacity. The front of them has a decorative shape to make it look more attractive to give the home/building a nice touch. Due to the variation of designs and styles you can have, it makes them very popular and the fact that they can hold a considerable amount of water.    

 

Half-Round Gutters

Half-round gutters are simply the shape of half a tube giving them their name. These are deemed to be more attractive due to the curve, but they don’t hold as much water as the k-style gutters do. They are also more commonly seen on historic homes due to the design.

 

Gutter Materials

Multiple materials can be used for gutters. Some types are considerably more expensive than others, however, are more attractive. Guttering in Cambridgeshire will install attractive gutters to your home making it look smart.

 

Copper

Copper is a naturally attractive colour; it’s unlike anything else. Copper guttering goes beautifully with older houses due to the colours and styles. This material is a little more demanding to install as the seams and joints must be welded together, this can be quite expensive, but it is very attractive once done.

 

Aluminium

Nowadays, the most commonly used material for guttering is aluminium as it’s cheap and easy to produce and maintain. Aluminium is lightweight so won’t cause any damage to the outer exterior of your home. It will not rust due to the type of metal it is, and it can also be painted further making it more adaptable to the style of your home.    

 

Steel

Steel is very strong and can also be painted to allow it to fit in with your home environment. Similarly to copper, steel can be expensive to install. However, it isn’t as long lasting. After 5 to 10 years after installation, the steel may start to rust.

 

Zinc

Zinc again is very similar to copper. It needs to be installed professionally due to needing the seams and joints to be welded together. Due to the expense of having zinc gutter fitted they tend only to be seen on high-end home or historical buildings/residences.