Roof Gutters

Choosing Rain Gutters: Wood, Metal, or Plastic?

UPDATED 12/27/2011

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Help keep water where it belongs

Roofs shed a surprisingly large volume of rainwater. Gutters can be a nuisance, but they're an important first line of defense in keeping water away from the house and out of the basement.
The two most common gutter profiles are half-round and the so-called K-style, which comes with an ogee profile. Contractors who produce seamless gutters with on-site forming machines are most likely to offer the K-style. Half-round gutters are available in lengths of 10 feet and up and assembled on-site. They can be ordered or bought ...

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