Types of Gutters
Empire Roofing And Construction LLC is the area’s top choice for gutter installations because of our wide selection of gutter options for your home or commercial building. There’s no shortage of options available, and we’re here to help you choose the gutter type that best suits your budgetary and functional needs.
While gutters can be made from many different types of material—including PVC, aluminum, steel, or copper—the shape of your gutters will have a more tangible impact on your gutter system’s performance. We’re the gutter experts to help you choose the best style for your building’s needs.
Below are the options in our selection. If you have any questions about our stock, please reach out to our staff at (816) 304-7668.
We list K-style first because they’re by far the most common gutters for modern homes. They have a shaped front edge to accentuate your home’s crown molding and even come in different colors to match your home’s exterior.
K-style gutters are the cheapest option on the market and, due to their rigid construction, are more durable than many other options. They also provide ample space for heavy rainfall since they’re deep and wide. With a professional team at the helm, they’re easy and quick to install. They lay flush with the exterior of your home, meaning that no water will run down your wall and erode.
While they provide certain benefits, there are some fallbacks. K-style gutters corrode quite quickly and are more prone to clogging compared to their counterparts. Despite this, we recommend them to any customer who wants a more affordable investment and greater durability!
Half-round gutters are a type of gutter commonly used on older homes or in rural settings. They’re shaped like a semi-circular halfpipe, with a wide opening along the top for increased water collection. These gutters are excellent for those who want a rustic look, more effortless cleaning routines, and less clogging or rusting.
However, half-round gutters are more expensive and potentially less durable than K-style gutters. They are also more complex and thus more costly to install since they require brackets around the roof edge where the gutter is placed and secured.
Still, for those looking to have a unique look for their home, half-round gutters are an excellent traditional option.
Box-style gutters are a common choice for commercial buildings. They’re oversized compared to K-style and half-round gutters, sometimes twice the width. This means they’re often used on buildings with larger rooftops and more water, such as large commercial or industrial buildings.
Since they need to support much higher volumes of water, box-style gutters are installed underneath your roof's shingles. If you want box-style gutters, you must choose them before the building is built so they can be installed during construction!
Call for a Gutter Recommendation
If you’re looking for new gutters for your building, Empire Roofing And Construction LLC has all the options you could want. Our top options are k-style- half-round, and box-style gutters. Each of them comes with different benefits and drawbacks that we’re happy to walk you through at your convenience. To get the perfect gutters for your building and budget, give us a call at (816) 304-7668 for a recommendation.