It is more than true that most homes tend to be equipped with the drab and dreary angular gutter, which are about as fun to look at as a fly on a white wall. Luckily, half round gutters provide a more aesthetically appealing alternative.
Half round gutters are largely made of aluminum and are available in a great variety of colors to suit and/or complement the façade or the home or building to which it is being added.
These are traditional and old fashioned gutters of years gone by- 1930s to early 1960s- but are making a strong comeback. Though not as popular as some other gutter styles they add a more aesthetically appealing, elegant yet simplicity, charming and historical touch to even the most modern of homes.
HALF ROUND GUTTERS 101
As the name implies, half round gutters are indeed ‘half-round’. Think of an enclosed pipe cut into half lengthwise or one half of a circular jerk pan- that is the shape of a half round gutter. What is often referred to as a ‘true’ half- round gutter is a half round gutter section whose outer edges are curled to the top on both sides. Nevertheless, you can purchase half round gutters that have a curled-top only on one outer edge.
Homeowners generally have a choice between two different lip styles for a half round gutter. They can either choose a lip style that is curved forward, what is known as a forward roll, or one curved backwards. Back when these were the preferred gutters years ago, the more popular of the two sizes was a backward roll. As a result, this is the one most homeowners tend to use today. Reason being that it gives the house a more authentic traditional and historical look.
A concern of many homeowners, upon introduction to the half-round gutter, is that they do not have many where color is concerned. As mentioned before, this is far from true as these gutters are available in a variety of colors, giving unlimited options. Also, like the more popular k-style gutters, half round gutters are also available in different widths and can be bought in sections. They can also be installed as seamless gutters.
Half-round seamless gutters have been growing in popularity largely due to how easy it is to maintain them. thus saving the client expensive ware and tear maintenance.