Gutters come in several sizes and shapes called profiles. The most common type of gutter used today is the open gutter, as continuous roll-formed seamless gutters.
Residential gutters come in two sizes-- 5" and 6" --and are made of either aluminum, steel, vinyl, or copper in a standard "K" style.
The typical 5 inch K-style gutter comes with 2 x 3 inch downspouts. A larger residential gutter system would consist of 6 inch K-style gutter using a 3 x 4 inch downspout.
Half Round Gutters are found on many turn of the century era homes. They come in all metals including copper and also in plastic. Half round gutters can also be seamless, made on the job site. Common sizes are 5 inch and 6 inch.
For customers that want the best. Copper gutters are durable, long lasting, and are commonly reserved for classic restorations. Copper comes in various weights, 16 oz., 18 oz., and higher. Professional installers are recommended as joints and seams must be soldered. Copper will patina with age and will vary in color from light green to a brownish green depending upon climate.
Aluminum gutters are the most commonly used gutters today. They come in different thicknesses and gauges such as .027 and lighter. Aluminum gutters come in many colors, can be painted, and do not rust.
These are seamless, which will mean less leaks and it will also be safer to have a professional seamless gutter installer. All aluminum gutters come in varying thicknesses or gauges: .032, .027, .025 and .019