Serving Kilauea and the Island of Kauai
Seamless gutters first came into use in the 1960's, when an extruding machine was developed that could take a roll of metal (usually aluminum, copper or steel), called a 'coil' into one end of the machine, and extrude a solid, seamless, and formed gutter at the other end. This allowed each gutter to be manufactured to the exact specifications for every job, and with the lack of seams, each gutter installation was far less likely to develop leaks in the future.
Seamless gutters come in several different styles, from the classic half-round style to either the K or Ogee style. While the half-round style is self-explanatory, being a simple half-circle in cross section, the K and Ogee styles are somewhat different.
The K style of gutter has a flat back and bottom, with a curved, stylized 'S' shape (or an 'Ogee') on the front, that looks somewhat like crown molding. K style gutters are the most common style of modern gutters - you're more likely to find the classic half-round style on more historic or period homes. K style gutters also generally have about twice the capacity of a half-round style of the same width.
For more information, contact the professionals at Garden Island Sheetmetal today.