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As a local expert in gutter guards, Gutter Helmet of Cookeville can guide you through each step of the gutter replacement process. You may already be thinking about some of the popular materials available such as steel and aluminum, but other metals such as zinc and copper should also be considered. Both materials offer a few benefits that you wouldn’t find in other types of gutters, after all. If you’re not sure which to go for, we’ve made a quick guide on what each can offer you:

Zinc Gutters

If you want a high-grade gutter system but don’t want to break your budget, you won’t go wrong with zinc. Even if it counts as a premium option, they’re relatively inexpensive and are made to last. They also have natural durability against rain and other weather conditions, and it’s practically resistant to other natural elements such as mold, mildew, fungus, and moss.

Zinc gutters also come in several different styles and colors, so it won’t be hard to choose one that compliments your home’s aesthetics. In ideal conditions, a zinc gutter system can last up to 100 years, but without proper maintenance, it can eventually break down after 20 to 40 years. 

Copper Gutters

Copper gutter systems are often installed for their rustic finish, which is ideal for luxury and historic homes. They’re great on homes that have wood and brick exteriors, and last about just as long as zinc gutters with proper care and maintenance. One of the few differences in their longevity is that copper develops a blue-green patina from oxidation over time, which adds an even more rustic charm to your home.

Copper gutters tend to cost more than zinc, and it’s mainly because of their value in other applications such as electronics. The cost of installing copper gutters will also depend on the shape, amount of soldering required, and how long the installation will take. There aren’t many style options with copper gutters as well. 

Many homeowners choose Gutter Helmet of Cookeville whether it’s installing new gutter guards or replacing old gutter systems. Call us at (866) 985-9982 or fill out our online contact form. We serve our customers in Tennessee, including Cookeville and the neighboring areas!

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