Copper gutters are a high-end option compared to galvanized steel or aluminum gutters. But if you look beyond the upfront cost, copper gutters make a great long-term investment. Today, the gutter and roofing contractors at Vertex Roofing Contractors Inc. explain why you should consider investing in copper gutters.
Copper Gutters Are Durable
Copper gutters are inherently stronger than standard sheet galvanized steel. Copper’s true strength lies in the fact that it does not corrode when exposed to oxygen. Instead, it develops a layer of green patina, which many find beautiful. The patina also works as a protective layer. With proper care and maintenance, copper gutters can easily last over 100 years. If you would like to avoid the patina development, there are various coatings that can be applied, which can prevent oxidation.
Copper Gutters Are Low Maintenance
Copper gutters barely require any maintenance. Copper naturally prevents algae and fungi growth, which helps reduce gutter blockage. Copper gutters also have low thermal expansion and contraction rates, which means they don’t warp when exposed to extreme temperatures. Low-maintenance gutters can save you the cost of reapplying caulk and paint over the years.
Gutter and roof replacement companies like us recommend having gutter covers or filters installed over your copper gutters. They stop leaves and debris from entering the gutter troughs and keeps rainwater flowing even during heavy downpours. This makes it even easier to keep copper gutters clean.
Copper Gutters Are Beautiful
Copper has a unique look that is hard to replicate. It complements any color palette, it looks great with any roofing material and it fits with any architectural style. The green patina is more than just a protective layer–it makes the copper gutters look even more beautiful over time.
Vertex Roofing Contractors Inc. is your leading provider of roof repair and installation services. Give us a call at (703) 794-2121 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Ashburn and nearby areas.