Gutters come in a huge array of materials, types, and quality. You can buy gutters in galvanized steel, vinyl, stainless steel, aluminum, and the lesser-known copper. Aluminum is extremely common for homes and condominiums. Copper is awesome as a unique, fashionable option. Copper gutters are a distinctive selection that come with a huge variety of choices.
The Benefits of Copper Gutters
What makes copper so attractive for gutters? For starters, copper is extremely reliable as a material. Gutters made from copper are able to withstand even the nastiest storms and temperature changes. Colorado homeowners are very familiar with subzero temperatures and ice dams clogging up their gutters in winter and high-wind storms knocking down aluminum gutters the rest of the year. Regardless of the elements, copper will withstand even the most grueling weather.
Another threat to common gutter materials is the weight of ice pulling your gutters down from the roof. Properly-installed copper drainage systems are in no danger of sagging or being pulled down. It is not uncommon for these products to last more than fifty years. Because of their longevity, copper gutters contribute less waste to landfills and can be recycled to make new copper-based products.
Copper is more expensive than other materials. The initial cost may seem staggering but in the long run you are likely to save money. The longevity of copper means you will not have to replace your gutters for decades. Aluminum, on the other hand, would have to be replaced several times during that span of time.
There are aesthetic benefits to choosing copper, too. It comes in a variety of shapes, from the regular rectangle to half-circle shapes. Because it is a metal, manufacturers offer copper with embossed designs in their product lines. Copper can be allowed to oxidize and turn green or shielded to keep its original color. This allows you to match its color with your landscaping, siding, or roofing.
Other features of copper gutter products help protect against the elements. The sturdiness of the end caps prevent leaks and force the water into the downspout. The hangars are hidden so the fastenings do not lower the gutter’s aesthetic. Copper is resistant to corrosive materials and slightly acidic rain.
Get Help With Installation
Partly due to their resilience, copper gutters can be difficult to install. They are sold as sectional pieces, which means you have to solder the different components together correctly to achieve a seamless drain. It is unlikely the average homeowner would be able to take on copper gutters as a DIY project. The different styles of copper, from K style to high back ogee, require a greater attention to detail when soldering.
Have confidence that Colorado Seamless Gutters can install copper on your home as easily as other materials. Colorado Seamless Gutters can install any material type that your home requires. We can also instruct you on how to clean debris without scratching your new product. We aim to provide the best customer service and protect your home with proper installation. If you want the very best solution for water removal, give us a call to set up a free inspection today.