Residential Gutters – Part 2

Shape, Size, Seamless Homeowners will have two main gutter shapes to choose from: half-round and K-style. A smaller K-style gutter will drain the same amount of water as a larger half-round gutter. Half-round (also called U-shape) gutters are typically considered a traditional shape, as this was the original gutter shape dating back to the early […]

Sizing Your Downspouts – Part 2

Sizing the Gutters Multiply the drainage area by the roof-pitch factor and rainfall intensity to find out the adjusted square footage. Then use the chart below to see what size gutter you need. (If a roof’s various drainage areas call for different size gutters, go for the biggest one.) K-Style 5-inch      5,520 square feet 6-inch      7,960 square […]