Half round gutters are a great way to increase the value of a home while adding a unique ageless look and feel.  There are many reasons why adding half round gutters is a good choice for a rainfall system on a home.

  • Half-round gutters are low maintenance systems that are less prone to corrosion due to their shape than other gutters
  • Half-round copper gutters are historically accurate and visually appealing.  They have a lifespan of 50+ years and are 100% recyclable
  • They require less cleaning over time than other styles
  • HR gutters can be installed as seamless systems which reduces the potential for leaks in the system

Below are a few unique tools that are designed for the half round gutter installer

Downspout Expander

The downspout expander is used to manually flute one end of downspout so that another can easily fit inside.  This look is a much sleeker and appealing design compared to crimp marks and other alternatives.  It fits into a conventional power drill and is simple to use.

Gutter Hanger Bender

This tool is for bending roof mounted brackets to the correct pitch every time.  Set the set-screw to the pitch depth on the tool then quickly and consistently bend your hangers for installation.

Portable Soldering Iron

Seamless gutters are commonly formed onsite to match the unique dimensions of a house, soldering is often necessary to attach endcaps, downspouts, or lapped sections.  Do not install a long lasting copper gutter system and use sealants for your outlets and end caps.  Your system is only as good as its weakest link.

 

Gutter Outlet Saw / Gutter Outlet Punch

Creating drops is easy with the right tools.  Sure you can use snips to manually cut outlets, but the outlet saw or punch will speed up the process.  The outlet saws come in 2-3/8”, 2-3/4”, 3”, 3-1/2”, and 4“ sizes, while the outlet punches come in 3” and 4”.

5” or 6” Half Round Gutter Clamp

This clamp is incredibly valuable for connecting two lengths of gutter for riveting and soldering.  Custom made half round flat bar is welded to a vice grip clamp to offer adjustable pressure and a long lasting tool.

Stubai Eaves Gutter Pliers

These pliers are designed to grip and adjust half round gutter hanger brackets without damaging the front bead of the gutter.  There are no substitutes for these hard to find pliers.

It isn’t that hard! Companies like Ornametals are here to help

High end gutter installations may seem intimidating at first glance however there are companies designed to help. Ornametals is the only U.S. manufacturer of the EuroGutterUSA.  They specialize in zinc and copper gutters which feature a traditional “forward bead” which protects the fascia.  Instead of folded seams and crimped corners, Ornametals downspouts and elbows have a durable seamless weld. Their facility runs off custom seamless rainfall systems using top of the line roll forming equipment as well as offering custom roof ornaments, finials, leaderheads, chimney caps, flashing and more.

 

See their installation video below.  Visit Ornametals to help you install a gutter system you’re proud of

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