Half Round Aluminum Gutters
Over the last 50 years, half round gutters have not been as widely selected by home owners nor used as much in new home construction. This is mostly due to less availability of half round gutters, their heavier weight, their more expensive material cost and the need for specialty parts such as threaded rods and hanger brackets to install them.
However, homeowners who want gutters more customized to suit their home can benefit from selecting aluminum half round gutters. An alternative to the standard aluminum k style gutters, half round gutters resemble a round pipe that is cut lengthwise.
Loring Building Products supplies half round aluminum gutters to installers and contractors in the greater Philadelphia, PA region, including Delaware, New Jersey, northern Maryland and eastern Pennsylvania. Different color options and widths are available and half round can be installed as seamless gutters or in sections.
People with older homes choose half round gutters more frequently because prior to 1950, half round was the standard and thus are historically accurate in many cases. Since 1950, K style gutters have become standard.
Advantages to choosing half-round gutters for a house include:.
- Half round gutters are a smoother shape and therefore will be less prone to corrosion.
- They are easier to keep clean since debris is less likely to get caught as waterborne debris flows through the gutters.
- There will be less clogging and they will need to be cleaned out less often.
- They are visually appealing and stylish compared to the more basic k style gutters.