Today you have many options when it comes to choosing a material for your gutters. Zinc, aluminum and galvanized steel are all popular materials for a home or commercial gutter system and have unique features you may want. Another option is copper gutters that not only look great but also provide a smooth draining system. Copper gutters aren’t for every home, and in time the shiny copper color will turn to a rustic patina, but there are a few benefits to using this material for your gutters.
First off, copper gutters are more stylish and artistic than any other gutter material. When installed, shiny new copper gutters will really stand out and create a unique look to your home that few others have. Elegant and sophisticated, copper gutters look great on traditional and contemporary homes.
Copper rain gutters have been known to last beyond 80 years. Known for being durable and able to stand the test of time, copper is a great material for draining water and once you have a copper gutter system installed on your home you can rest easy knowing you won’t have to worry about replacements for quite some time.
Many people choose copper gutters because of the color change that occurs. When copper oxidizes it forms a coating that is called patina. This coating can be green or brown in color and will help protect the gutter from further corrosion. It can take five years for the original shiny copper color to begin changing but there are chemical treatment products that will speed up the process. If you wish to maintain the original look of the copper, there are sealants that will prevent oxidation.
In some cases, well-installed copper gutters can actually increase the value of your home. Anything that improves the look of your home has the potential to raise the asking price when you are ready to sell and with copper gutters you stand a better chance of a monetary increase than if you chose plain aluminum or galvanized steel.
To learn more about copper gutters, call: 203-878-2411