K-Style Gutters account for more than 80% of the gutters installed today. With lower material costs as well as lower labor costs, it’s easy to see why k-style gutters have become so popular. The term is derived from the profile of this type of gutter when it is viewed from the side. The outer shape is supposed to represent the letter K. These gutters are also known by ogee gutters.Here is another reason why these types of gutters are the most widely used gutters in the U.S. When you look at the k-style gutter on a home or building, they resemble the stylish crown molding which is found on interior ceilings. Their profile blends better with modern architectural structures, making them the choice for most builders.
Due to their popularity, most gutter manufacturers have standardized the k –style gutters in their gutter making machine. Most contractors have portable gutter making machines which they can feed in aluminum sheets and produce k-style gutters at a predetermined length. This allows them to be able to do the job on-site, whether if it’s for your home or building.
The pricing of k-style gutters depends on the material being used and the length. Since they are found in the majority of buildings in the U.S., this type of guttering is the default choice for most contractors and building suppliers. Different gutters styles work fine as well, so it’s up to the homeowner to decide if k-style gutters are right for them.