Built-in gutters do not hang on the edge of roof, but are built into the bottom of the roof or into the roofs overhang. The foundation of most built-in gutters is wood that is then covered with a thing sheet of such as tin, copper, lead, stainless steel, or some other metal that will not readily corrode. The shape of the gutter is created by the roofer. Copper is one of the most widely used metals because it is easy to bend and solder, and once installed, it never requires any maintenance. Built-in gutters are a favorite design feature among many architects. When installed properly, built-in gutters can provide a lifetime of trouble-free service.
Standard Gutters & Leaders
Your gutter and leaders system protects your home, basement, foundation, driveway, deck, and landscaping from water damage. Water coming off of your roof is caught by your gutters and channeled to down spouts. It is then brought down to ground level and away from the house. Without gutters and leaders rainwater would come down in sheets cutting a line into concrete, soil or decks. This water could also then seep into foundations and eventually basements.
There are two types of standard gutters:
Half Round gutters are aluminum or copper half round gutters. Half round gutters add a beautiful finished touch to a new roof project. Often seen with a slate or cedar shake roof half round gutters can also look and perform great with an asphalt roof system.
2. K Style/Ogee:
An alternative to Half Round gutters are .K-style gutters. These are rain gutters that feature a flat bottom with a curved edge, similar to a crown molding. The seamless design of K-style gutters allows them to blend in with the roofline of a home or building, making them a popular choice for many homeowners.