Professional providers of gutter providers swear by the excellence of copper gutters and for good reason. While copper gutters are not as affordable as vinyl and aluminum gutters, it’s best to look at the benefits they bring instead of looking only at the cost.
Homeowners restoring a historically accurate home may choose copper as the material for their roof and gutters, but this material is not limited to such homes. Copper gutters can immensely benefit any home design.
Here are some of the advantages of installing copper gutters:
As soon as your gutter contractors have finished installing your new copper gutters, you will see the difference. Copper is just beautiful. It lends a classy look to any home, especially when combined with natural materials like wood, clay, stone and many others.
The best thing about its looks is that it lasts forever. Over time, in about 15 or 20 years, your gutters will start to develop what is called a Verdigris Patina. This is a shade of green that will make your gutters look even better.
Gutter materials like vinyl can last a long time, up to 20 years, but that longevity pales in comparison to copper. Copper gutters have been known to last up to 100 years and beyond. So, if you invest in them, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever need to replace them again.
Copper gutters can be subjected to extreme weather conditions – heat, wind, snow, sleet, hail and heavy rain – and still retain their original looks and functionality. While you still need to remove debris like leaves, twigs and the occasional bird’s nest to prevent them from clogging, your gutters are not likely to dent, sag or pull away from the roofline. Copper gutters provide exceptional durability with virtually no maintenance.
Given all the advantages that copper gutters give your home, it’s not a surprise that they can add to your home’s marketability. You can easily recoup the cost of your gutters if you sell your home 15 or 20 years down the road. Home buyers are likely to be attracted to your copper gutters and will probably conclude that you care about your home so you can add a bit more to your asking price.
If you’re planning a new roof construction or a gutter replacement, The Roofing Company can help. Call us today at (970) 887-0104, or click here to get your project cost estimate. Get in touch with us in Aspen, CO, or in other areas around the state.