“When it rains, it pours.” Your building needs to be prepared for that rainy day. Choosing the best guttering system will prepare you for when the clouds roll in. Here are 3 great reasons to go with copper gutters:
A stone home, as we all know, can last for hundreds of years. It only makes sense to fit it with a rainwater system that lasts long too. Aluminum gutters are known to last maybe 20 years. Copper gutters last for more than 60 with little maintenance and over 100 years if properly installed and regularly inspected. Copper is corrosion resistant. Rather than rusting, copper’s chemical makeup allows it to build a patina on its surface which protects the metal from the deterioration that most other metals experience.
Most gutters are painted. Think about why- because the metal is probably not beautiful or has little appealing value. It is much more rare for copper gutters to be painted because people seek out the look. It’s classy and something to be proud of. As the years pass, the copper changes its color. Above is a great depiction of that from sensationalcolor.com.
Copper gutters require the least amount of maintenance, especially if they are seamless weld like ours. European style gutters are shaped to always flow water away from the house and are mounted with precision and care. Instead of sticky, unreliable caulking, the copper is soldered. Copper is completely recyclable, making it most other gutter materials. But when you put up such great gutters, we highly doubt you will be sending them off for recycling, at least within your lifetime.