What Are The Common Types of Gutters & Their Materials?

by Daniel Barden Expert Roof Chimney & Gutters Service Provider

Gutters give protection to the property against rain, storm, and heavy wind. They also add an enhancement as well as increase the property value. Based on styles & shapes, gutters are classified into 3 different types. In this article, we are talking about these types and their materials. So, let's start the discussion below.

1.K-style gutters

K-style gutters are the most common types of gutters found in many properties. However, the shape of these gutters are not like 'K'. These types of gutters are decorative and they are also very economical. They have flat bottoms & their front sides come with a very decorative shape. K-style gutters are widely available in the market. They are durable & long-lasting.

2.Half round gutters

As the name suggests, half round gutters are made of half-round tubes. They are also widely available in the market. These gutters protect the property from heavy rains, storms & winds. In Dublin, half-round gutters are mostly found on historic & older homes. However, after a certain period of time, half-round gutters need to be repaired in a proper way. Otherwise, they can be damaged by pest droppings, corrosion, dirt, & stains. So, you should hire professional gutter repairs in Dublin.

3.Victorian gutters

Victorian gutters are also known as old gothic gutters come with a decorative finish. The style of these gutters is quite similar to the cast iron gutters. Victorian gutters have a stylish & modern look. They are suitable for traditional & Victorian-style houses. Victorian gutters are made of different types of materials and they are long-lasting. However, these are the shallow type gutters. So, they can not control the water flow in comparison to other gutters. For this reason, the Victorian gutters are generally used in small properties.

Types of gutter materials:

A variety of materials are used to make the residential gutters in Dublin. Some of them are discussed below:

Aluminium: Aluminium is a very common material used to gutters. It is light in weight & very easy to install. Apart from that, it is resistant to corrosion & rust. Aluminium comes in different colours also.

Copper: Copper is another popular gutter material that comes with an exceptional beauty & classy finish. However, copper is quite expensive as compared to aluminium. Copper will not rust & it requires very low maintenance.

Galvanized steel: Galvanized steel is the strongest gutter material. It is quite heavy in weight & quite expensive as well. The average lifespan of this material is 5 to 10 years.

Gutters are cost effective & very easy to install. However, after a certain period of time, proper cleaning & repair is highly required. As the homeowner, you should pay attention to the gutter maintenance.

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