When it comes to maintaining your home, your gutter system may not be at the forefront of your mind but it should definitely not be ignored. Gutters redirect water away from the home, protecting it from damage as well as preventing the soil around your home from eroding. There are many different types and styles of gutters but for many homeowners, copper gutters are the top choice. Read on to learn about the benefits of choosing copper gutters for your home and see if it’s right for you!
Of the many gutter system options for your home, copper gutters are a very durable choice. Copper is one of the strongest metals so not only will it last for decades, but it is also able to withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures. Unlike steel, copper is resistant to rust and do not expand or contract in varying weather conditions the way aluminum or vinyl can.
If you’re concerned about the maintenance of your copper gutter system, worry no more! Experts have said that copper gutters can last 60 years and even up to 100 years with very little maintenance. Your gutter system should be cleaned and checked twice per year to clear it of any leaves or debris but they will not need to be repainted or resealed. However, you may want to have them cleaned or treated to maintain its original look or you may prefer the look of aged copper particularly if you own a home with stonework or ivy.
In comparison to other metals, copper is a very environmentally friendly option for your gutter system. Copper has one of the highest recycling rates of any engineering metal, which is why it is often referred to as a “green metal”, so it is likely to be utilized again instead of taking up space in a landfill.
While gutters serve a very important and necessary function for your home, there’s no denying the beauty and appeal of utilizing a copper gutter system to get the job done. Copper gutters are also more than worth the investment as they increase your overall property value should you ever want to sell.
Interested in installing copper gutters on your home? Call the experts at Brothers Remodeling Group at 203-331-5319 or contact us online for a free inspection and estimate.