Our Reverse Bead Half Round copper gutter is typically fabricated from 16 oz. copper. Half Round Copper gutters offer a distinctive appearance and traditional style appropriate for both historic restoration and new construction. Copper blends well with many roofing products and is a low maintenance option that does not require paint or cleaning. Copper will not rust, it is well suited for nautical environments and it is a very durable and long lasting material with an average service life of approximately 70 years. K&M also supplies gutter guards / screens for all gutter profiles we offer along with all accessories needed for your gutter system. Custom lengths, sizes and heavier gauges may be available. Please contact us for pricing.
Joining gutter lengths / seams
To put 2 lengths of gutter together, simply cut back the front bead / lip of the gutter 1" or more depending on your needs. Do the same for the hem in the back if present. Cut where needed to create tabs. Overlap the 2 lengths of the gutter and join them by soldering if possible, or with zip screws / rivets and sealer if not. Coupling pieces can be manufactured if needed. Keep in mind that using a coupling piece like a cover plate gives the appearance of 2 seams. Splice plates can also be manufactured. Unlike cover plates, these sit on the inside of the gutter, giving the appearance of one seam, like overlapping 2 gutter lengths.
Benefits half-round copper gutters
High reliability over a long period
Trouble-free roof drainage
Increase the potential resale value of home
Classic European appearance at a lesser cost
Fabricated from high strength 16 oz. or 20 oz. copper for added durability
Recyclable materials / Eco friendly
Highly suitable to marine environments
Size: 5", 6", 7" and 8"
Lengths: 10', 19.5' and 20'
Material Thickness: 16 oz. or 20 oz. copper
Stocked / made to order
7" and 8" gutters are custom made manually and not fed through a machine to be roll formed from coil stock as traditional gutters. This limits the lengths to 19.5' and not 20' or "infinite lengths". 5" and 6" are roll formed from coil stock, and unlike European bead gutters these can be made to any feasible length. Copper is an ever changing material that will patina over time.
Copper is the most popular metal for gutters. It is offered in 16 oz. and 20 oz. Freedom Gray (zinc / tin coated copper) is offered in 16 oz. and 20 oz. Galvalume Plus is offered in 24 gauge. Lead Coated Copper is offered in 16 oz. and 20 oz. Zinc is offered in 0.7 mm and 0.8 mm with a raw finish.