Your roofing and siding are the major components of your home’s curb appeal, making up for more than 90% of your exteriors. Choosing the right profiles, designs, colors and patterns for these parts of your home is a decision that should not be rushed. However, as you’re browsing through the different combinations that work best for your home, don’t forget another important element that can tie both your roof and siding together: your gutters.
There are two main styles of gutters commonly used today: half-round and K-style gutters. Each of these types have their own pros and cons when it comes to aesthetics and appeal. Here are a few tips from our experts at Century Roofing and Siding Ltd. on how to choose the right gutter style to match the rest of your home.
Consider Your Architectural Design
Modern homes make use of K-style gutters the most. In fact, this style is perhaps the most popular type of gutter available today. This is thanks in part to its design. One flat side has allowed K-style gutter installation to be done more quickly and more efficiently than half-round gutters. Their angled facade also lends itself well to many contemporary architectural styles. When deciding which gutter to go with, always start with the current architectural design of your home.
On the other hand, half-round gutters are more common in traditional and historic homes. These gutters are also usually made with copper, which develops a beautiful green patina that is hard to reproduce. Homeowners choose half-rounds more for aesthetics to preserve the beauty of older homes.
Making Your Gutters Look Good
No matter what style you choose, dirty and clogged gutters will always look worse. Make sure you book regular eavestrough cleaning to keep your gutters and the rest of your home looking its best all year long.
At Century Roofing and Siding Ltd., we are your leading provider of gutter installation, repair and cleaning services. Give us a call at (613) 738-1774 or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Ottawa, ON, as well as other surrounding Ontario communities.