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The Ins & Outs of a Copper Gutter System

Considered one of the most attractive materials to use for a gutter system, copper has long been a popular choice among discerning homeowners. Copper guttering differs from traditional aluminum or steel not only in appearance, but also in versatility. Copper guttering can be installed on practically every type of roofing material, ranging from cedar shake to metal shingles, tile roofs, composite roofs, slate roofing and copper roofing.

Choosing the right type of material to use for your gutter system does take some thought as you have to consider the aesthetic look that your new system will add to your home. Copper gutters are available in every shape and size, ranging from half-round to k-style, high back and custom fabricated shapes, as well as a wide range of sizes, including customized lengths under 20 feet. Gutter Helmet® offers protection for the best gutter system available in copper.

Factors to Consider with Copper Gutter Systems

Gutter systems are very visible. When you are hanging gutters, they typically extend out from under the roof and can be seen from any side of the house, so it is important to be careful in your selection of material. Copper does cost more and when you install copper guttering, you also have to consider the purchase of copper hangers and other accessories, as copper does not work well with aluminum. When you are hanging gutters, you will always want to pair copper with copper, stainless steel or brass. Copper also requires careful installation to prevent tarnishing with soldering around the joints.

When you add copper gutters to your home’s exterior, you definitely add a thoughtful design element to your home. This strong aesthetic appeal will increase the value of your home as long as the gutters are well-maintained. Copper looks great with brick, stone, wood, slate and stucco. Copper is also extremely durable and a more solid alloy than aluminum. It does not rust. Copper also does not require painting.

In summary, the benefits of copper gutter systems include:

  • Aesthetic value.
  • Increased home value.
  • Durability.
  • Does not rust.
  • Does not require painting.

The drawbacks to getting a copper gutter system include:

  • More expensive.
  • Requires more time to install.
  • Requires regular maintenance.

At Gutter Helmet®, our dealers can provide you with a gutter guard to complement what many believe is the best gutter system available today: copper. Our technicians carefully inspect your home prior to installation and customize gutters and gutter guards to fit your home precisely. All of our technicians are trained and certified in our systems nationwide, so you receive consistent, high-quality service. Whether you need specialized lengths or shapes for your copper gutter system, we will work with you to find the best solution for your home. When you’ve had a Gutter Helmet® system installed, you can enjoy a gutter system that will also be beautiful to look at for many years.

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