Last week we spoke about the benefits of aluminum gutters. This week we put the spotlight on copper gutters. One of the decorative materials available for gutter systems, copper can add elegance and sophistication to your Connecticut home while providing a much needed home service.
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits top using copper for your home gutters is their durability and longevity. Yes, the upfront cost for copper is significantly more than aluminum or vinyl but it is an investment that is considered long-term since copper gutters are known to stand the test of time. These gutters won’t need to be replaces nearly as much as gutters from less sturdy materials. Some copper rain gutters have been known to last 80 years.
Copper gutters also require less maintenance than aluminum gutters and those made from galvanized steel. Extreme weather, such as snow, sub-zero temperatures and searing heat don’t have much effect on copper and this material is one of the few that can withstand exposure to extreme weather up north and down south.
Another benefit of copper gutters is that it can add value to your home. Many homeowners will be concerned about home improvements that will not only make their lives easier but will increase the value of the home when it comes time to sell. While gutters don’t often make the difference in a person’s decision to buy, there’s no question that copper gutters look much more attractive than any other gutter material.
Over time, copper oxidizes and this will turn the shiny copper color into a faded and worn patina that is a greenish-brown color. You can apply sealants that will prevent the copper from oxidizing but many homeowners prefer the gradual patina process since it adds a unique look that can’t be replicated.
If you are interested in installing copper gutters on your home, call (203) 878-2411