Types of Gutters

Types of Gutters

Types of Gutters

Efficient gutters protect your home from flooding, prevent erosion, and reduce mold from moisture buildup. Our teams specialize in gutter replacement and gutter installation in the local Lincoln, Omaha, and Grand Island, Nebraska markets. Learn about the types of gutters that we offer at J-Tech Construction as well as a few other gutter shapes that our team can install.

All three types of gutters are adhered to the rim of a residential or commercial roof to redirect the water through a downspout. All three types of gutters are available in a variety of metals, including steel and aluminum.

5″ Gutters

Large, affordable residential gutters, available in aluminum, that move water away from the property quickly and effectively.

6″ Gutters

Large, affordable commercial gutters, available in aluminum or in steel, that move water away from the property quickly and effectively.

Leaf Logic Gutter Guards

Leaf Logic is an all aluminum, self-cleaning, and gutter cover system that can offer you front and back gutter protection and invisibility from the ground.

Gutter Shapes

Most roof gutters that you shop for can be classified into three categories: half round gutters, box gutters, and K-style gutters. Half round gutters are shaped like a semicircle to help water drain out and not remain stagnant. Box gutters are similar, except they feature a more square or rectangular shape to the bottom of the gutter. Finally, K-style gutters also get their name from their shape, which resembles the letter “K.”

These types of gutters all serve the same purpose aside from some minor benefits each holds over the others. K-style gutters are usually the cheapest of the three options and are extremely durable. They do, however, clog the easiest of the three styles. Box gutters have a larger opening on top, allowing them to flow smoothly. This also allows for a large downspout, improving flow. Be warned that box gutters are also known to be a little more expensive. Half round gutters are easier to maintain and less likely to clog. This style of gutter is unfortunately the most likely to have spillage.

Protect Your Home

Weather is not easy on traditional seamed gutters either. With the way a seamed gutter system is designed, there is hardly any protection from natural wear and tear from rain, wind, debris, and animals.

Now, here is the difference between traditional and Seamless gutters; Seamless gutters come in just one piece, so there is no room for vulnerability or connected joints and hinges which could eventually lead to leaks and cracks in your gutter system.

Seamless gutters are defined as smooth or continuous, being one huge connected piece with no room for space or gaps. So this means, essentially, no room for weak points that could be problematic down the road. When paired with a gutter leaf guard, the design of J-Tech’s seamless gutter system promotes liquid Adhesion which allows rainwater to flow through and down easily without getting clogged or filled with leaves and debris.

High Quality Workmanship

With the manufacturing of larger gutter bottoms, 3×4 downspouts can handle the heaviest of rainfalls meaning they will never clog. As the gutter system comes in one long piece matching the dimensions of your home, J-Tech also offers a protective hood, called a gutter guard, which will save you from leaves, and debris, and needing to clean out your gutters regularly. Not only do J-Tech’s seamless gutters save you time and offer you a fully functional system, but they will also improve the aesthetics of your home.

With the highly experienced team of gutter installers at J-Tech Construction, you can be sure you are getting great quality workmanship. The gutter crews at J-Tech are loyal employees rather than subcontractors. This means they are always held to the same J-Tech standards. What that means for you, the homeowner is that you can be sure that J-Tech will take complete care of all your gutter needs.

Frequently Asked Questions


The frequency of gutter replacement will depend on the type of gutter you have, the climate in your area, and the gutter material. On average, gutters should be inspected and potentially replaced every 10-20 years. However, stainless steel gutters are especially durable, and can last 50 or even 100 years. You can further protect your gutters by installing Leaf Logic gutter guards.


On average, a gutter replacement will only take a few hours for a small team of professionals, but can vary depending on the size of your home and the type of gutter you choose. Most homes will require anywhere from 100 to 200 feet of gutters, but even larger homes that require 300 or more feet of gutters usually won’t take more than a day.


Copper, steel, and aluminum are the most popular materials for gutters. But when it comes to gutter shape, it mostly comes down to preference. K-style gutters still reign supreme due to their easy installation and dependable design. However, half-round gutters are also growing in popularity, mostly due to their unique architectural appeal.

Nebraska’s Gutter Experts

If you have questions about any of these types of roof gutters, contact our team at J-Tech Construction to inquire about gutter installation. Complete the form below and one of our highly trained experts will reach out to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to working with you!

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