Gutters and downspouts come in a variety of colors and materials. Almost every home requires gutters so whether you’re reinstalling the parts or building a new home, it can be quite the dilemma to pick one. Every material offers its own pros and cons and can work well in the right conditions depending on a number of external influencing factors—weather, location, size and frequency of use, etc.
Keeping all these considerations in mind, there are a few gutter and downspout materials that just work well anywhere and won’t even cost you too much. Copper is one of them.
If you can’t decide on why copper gutters are the right choice for your home, we’re here to convince you. Let’s take a look at three point-scoring aspects of copper gutters.
Copper gutters are a one-time Investment
The sturdiest of all, copper can last for as long as a hundred years. Copper is resistant to corrosion and is extremely durable. It can survive the rainy seasons, harsh weather and everyday use without losing its value.
Additionally, copper gutters also require little to no maintenance in terms of preservation (you’ll still need to maintain and clear out debris, sand, leaves and garbage from around the gutter). This means that once you get copper gutters installed, you’re pretty much set for life with a little maintenance.
The robust nature of copper makes it perfect for every season
Did you know that copper flashing has the ability to prevent moss accumulation and keep lichens away? These growths can cause roof deterioration and even lead to clogging issues, resulting in expensive repairs.
You can prevent this from happening by picking the copper gutters.
Copper adds curb appeal to your house
This may not be the primary reason why people choose copper; however, it’s definitely an added bonus. Maintaining the exterior of the home is just as important as the interior as it can impact the curb appeal and home’s resale value—should you ever decide to sell it.
You can use the beauty of copper pipes and downspouts to enhance the exterior aesthetic of your house.
While these benefits definitely weigh heavy, keep in mind that copper isn’t the cheapest material out there and large installations can be costly. In the long-term, copper will definitely save you a lot of headaches and keep the expenses low (in terms of wear and tear, repairs and wall cracks) but the initial installation will cost more.
It’s also important to remember that the installation of copper gutters should be accompanied by copper accessories (Fittings, nails, etc.) or other materials would erode and cause more harm.
If you have made up your mind and are ready to get copper rain gutters installed, give Crown Seamless Gutters a call at (800)803-5404. The company is based in West Palm Beach, Florida and serves both residential and commercial clients in Martin County and surrounding areas in South Florida.