If homeowners were asked to describe their perfect gutter system, most would say that they want something that looks attractive and requires little to no maintenance. Some may say that beautiful, maintenance-free gutters that last for decades are a pipe dream, but they do exist. Copper gutters provide a beautiful addition to any roof line, and they last a lifetime.
Sound too good to be true? Here are the facts on why you should choose copper gutters for an elegant and long-lasting gutter system.
Copper gutters provide a beautiful look that stands out.
While copper gutters have a host of benefits, most homeowners first consider copper gutters because of their unique aesthetic appeal. Where most gutters are utilitarian, copper gutters serve as a design accent to your home’s roof line. When copper gutters are first installed, they have the shiny finish that is characteristic of the metal. Over time, the gutters do develop a patina — first turning dark brown, then purple, then green — that many homeowners enjoy. For homeowners who prefer to preserve the glowing look of newly installed copper gutters, a sealant can be installed to prevent oxidation.
Copper gutters last for generations.
Typical gutter systems have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years. Copper gutters, on the other hand, can last up to 100 years. Unlike other types of gutters, copper gutters won’t rust, corrode or crack. In any weather, from the freezing temperatures of winter to the blazing heat of summer, copper gutters will maintain their strength and structure. They’re incredibly strong and can withstand the burden of ice or other elements that can crack, damage or destroy other types of gutter systems. While copper gutters do cost more to install than other types of gutters, you will recoup the difference because you won’t have to regularly replace your copper gutter system.
Copper gutters are maintenance free.
With the exception of clearing away leaves and debris, copper gutters require no regular maintenance. And of course, gutter guards can protect you from having to clear out your copper gutters, too! Because of its natural shine and eventual patina, copper gutters never need to be painted or scrubbed. With proper copper gutter installation, copper gutters will not sag or pull away from your home, saving your from constant gutter maintenance and repair.
If elegant, durable and maintenance free copper gutters sound like the perfect fit for your home, call The Gutterman of TN to schedule a consultation today! We can talk to you about your copper gutter options and provide a quote for installing copper gutters on your home. When The Gutterman of TN installs your copper gutter system, you can be sure you are buying a long-lasting gutter system that both protects your home from rainwater runoff and adds to your home’s architectural beauty.