When it comes to remodeling, choosing the right material is just as important as finding a good contractor to do the job.
For example, if you’re looking for replacement windows that are durable and last for a long time, it’s best to stick with vinyl frames. The same idea applies to one of the most vital parts of any roofing system: the gutters.
Gutters can be made from a wide variety of materials, ranging from aluminum and stainless steel to more luxurious options such as copper. The thing that turns off a lot of homeowners from choosing copper gutters is their initial price.
However, our experts at Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows believe that the high cost of copper gutters are justified by their many benefits, some of which are explained below.
Durability That Can Match Stainless Steel
Your gutters need regular cleanups the same way your roof needs an annual roof maintenance visit. How often they need this maintenance depends on how strong the materials are in the first place.
Copper is, by far, one of the most durable options you can choose for your gutters, requiring very little maintenance aside from seasonal cleaning. Copper also develops a patina over time, protecting it from rust and corrosion, two of the most common problems in other gutter systems.
A Classic Fixture of Traditional Homes
It can’t be denied that copper gutters can elevate the exteriors of any home. Once they have formed their patina, their colors change into a neutral green color. Consider this when color-matching your gutters with your asphalt shingles or siding.
Are There Drawbacks to Copper Gutters?
Just like any other material used in a gutter installation, there are also disadvantages to copper gutters. The biggest one, of course, is that the material itself can be expensive. In addition to this, copper gutters can also be challenging to install, which also drives up the cost of labor.
Learn more about how copper gutters can benefit your home with the help of our experts at Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows. Give us a call at (203) 660-2009 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate on copper gutter installations today.
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