How to Use Our Roof Gutter Calculator Service.Blogs
Try using our roof gutter calculator to get an exact estimate of your new gutters. Here are some instructions on how to use it.
Step 1: Choose the gutters type
The K-Style gutter is the most common type. It features a unique shape on the front edge that resembles a modern home’s crown molding. The backside is flat so they are installed to the Fascia Board trim around the top edge of your home. Being flush against the wall ensures that water isn’t able to leak or run down. The bends and folds in the metal provide a rigid structure, making these gutters easily withstand damage.
|Cheapest option available||Clogs easy|
|Easy to install|
|Rigid construction||More prone to corrosion|
|Can handle more water during heavy rains|
Half-Round gutters are popular to be used in historic or older style homes. They look like a half of a circular pipe with the top half open for water. These gutters are installed a little differently than K-gutters. First, brackets are installed along the roof edge. After that, the Half-Round gutter is dropped into place and secured. The half-circle shape provides several advantages. First, the metal is less likely to corrode or rust because there are no holes where water can leak and stay. Secondly, the debris has a clear path and is less likely to get caught up on something and form a clog.
|Rustic look||More expensive|
|Easy to clean||Less durable than K-style|
|Less likely to clog, rust or corrode||Handles less water|
Step 2: Choose the gutter and downspouts sizes and lengths
The two most common sizes for gutters are 5″ and 6″, with 5″ being the industry standard and the 6″ would be for a slightly higher volume of water.
The size of the downspouts varies for different styles. K-Style is the standard downspout style used on homes with the 5” K-style gutter system. Available sizes are 2"×3" and 3"×4". Round downspouts are typically used with half-round gutters. They come in various colors and sizes of 3″ and 4″.
Finally, choose the lengths of the gutters and the downspouts.
Step 3: Select a color
We have a lot of colors available so you can find the best one that fits the design of your house. There are 21 colors to choose from!
Once you get your estimate, call ARR Contractors at (972) 266-6677 to finalize the new gutter installation to your home.Try Gutters Calculator Price