Commercial Gutters vs Residential Gutters
A lot of folks ask themselves, what is the difference between residential and commercial gutters? Some of the differences between commercial and residential gutters have to do with Legal Ramifications. This refers to how buildings and property are classified by municipalities. Commercial buildings are subject to a different set of laws than residences. Every city has different laws, but in most cases they require commercial buildings to be equipped with certain sizes and materials. There are also rules on how and where gutter downspouts can discharge water without affecting other buildings or overwhelm sewer systems.
Most gutter are manufactured in two sizes: five-inch width and six-inch width. The six-inch gutter can handle more water and thus it is the default choice for most structures which tend to have larger roofs like commercial buildings. Larger roofs means that you will need a gutter system that can handle more water than residential gutters.
Gutters fall into 2 different categories: K-Style or Box gutters (half-round gutters are u-shaped and are usually made of copper and installed on homes). K-Style gets its name because it resembles the letter K. Box gutters are built just like the name implies, like a box with the top cut off. Box gutters can hold more water than K-Style gutters but can get clogged easier. But since most commercial buildings don’t have any trees nearby, clogging is less of an issue.
Finally, residential & commercial gutters differ in terms of what types of gutter protection system is recommended. For more detailed information it is best to contact a professional Gutter Company.