How to Hang Half-Round Gutters
This classic look is made even better with modern materials.
Synopsis: Remodeler Andrew Grace walks through the process of hanging half-round gutters, from locating the hangers in the right spots depending on the roof pitch, to hanging and joining the sections, to laying out and connecting the downspouts. Detailed drawings give tips for proper hanger and downspout layout.
It’s tough to improve upon the timeless look of half-round gutters. They were a natural fit for a 1919 farmhouse and garage we recently worked on. Although half-round gutters are also available in galvanized steel (least expensive) and copper (most expensive), my client chose aluminum, which is rust-free and more reasonably priced than copper. The 0.032-in.-thick aluminum gutters on the project are 6 in. wide with a durable, factory-applied finish.
Installing half-round gutters is a little more complicated than installing more conventional K-style gutters because the hangers are visible, so they must be evenly spaced and perfectly straight or the finished product…