The Growing Popularity of Half Round Gutters

by | Jul 2, 2024 | Home Improvement

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Half round gutters have been around before the 1950s and they were extensively used before the K-style gutters came into the picture between 1950 and 1960. In those days homes were built in the ranch style for which the K-style gutters were a perfect match. These type of gutters are seamless and they were preferred by most people because they felt that they would have lesser tendencies to spring a leak. However, in recent times half round gutters have again become popular. In this article we will discuss some of the reasons for the popularity of half round gutters in today’s world.

One of the reasons for the emerging market of half round gutters is the availability of seamless gutters in the this style. Many people prefer using this type of a guttering system because it gives their home a more traditional look. Also, in the competitive market of housing, developers prefer using hardware that helps distinguish homes and make them look unique. This is a huge advantage when it comes to half round gutters. They are available in a variety of colors and materials to suit one’s taste and aesthetics of the house. It gives homeowners and builders another option to choose from.

The mid-range housing market is growing to use half rounds as they come with an inwardly rolling “bead” or lip. In times gone by the beading of a gutter has always been outwardly rolled for the gutter trough to be placed in semicircular wrap-around hangers easily. So these varieties are much favored in historic homes or even on modern ones that strive to look traditional. Half round gutters are very versatile and they go well with modern, historic, and all other styles of architecture. In the national market, these gutters take up just 10% of similar products but they are an upscale choice, hence a variety of decorative accessories can be found for them.

Another important point for homeowners to consider is that K-style gutters have a square trough and water tends to flow out to the edges. But half round gutters have rounded troughs, so the water flow is directed towards their bottom point. This helps in improving the flow of the water and less pitch is required as gravity naturally moves water through the gutter. Over the last few years the sale of half round gutters has gone up by 35%. This is not just because of the array of colors and options available but also because this product is easy to install. So when you are planning on gutter installation for your home, do keep in mind the option of half round gutters. Tacoma has several homes that look even more beautiful because of their half round guttering systems.