A rain gutter or surface water collection channel is a component of water discharge system for a building.
If you're starting fresh, there is a veritable deluge of shapes, sizes, and materials to choose from. Aside from pricey, maintenance-heavy wood troughs and short-lived vinyl ones, the best option for most of us is metal—elegant copper, understated zinc, rugged steel, or affordable aluminum. Metal gutters are durable and need relatively little care.
Nowadays, there are a lot of types of rain gutters. This type are classified according to the form and material of which they are made.
By form, there are two main types:
- K-style rain gutters have flat bottoms and backs, and the front side of the gutter usually has a decorative shape, such as a curve or ogee, that mimics crown molding.
- Half-round gutters are exactly what the name suggests: half-round tubes.
According to the Material of manufacture, the following types are distinguished:
- Aluminum gutters;
- Copper gutters;
- Seamless Aluminum gutters;
- Steel gutters;
- Vinyl gutters;
- Zinc gutters.