Gutters made of Copper

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Gutters made of copper give a home’s exterior a distinctive appearance that increases both the curb appeal and resale value of the property. While copper gutters are typically more expensive than gutter systems made from other types of materials, many homeowners consider it worth the additional cost. Other appealing aspects include, the patina copper develops over time; they’re long-lasting; and require minimum upkeep. Copper gutters can turn your home into a showpiece: explore which kind of copper guttering is right for you.

Seamless Copper Gutters

Like seamless aluminum gutters, seamless copper gutters must be installed by a professional. They are fashioned from one piece of metal, which is why they have no seams, except for where gutter sections are joined at the corners. Because they have no seams, a person looking at the gutters sees smooth lines, increasing the aesthetics of your home’s exterior. Fewer seams reduces the number of potential leaks and places where debris can become trapped.

Copper Gutter Profiles

The shape of the outside of a gutter section is referred to as the gutter profile. Common profiles for copper gutters are K-style, half-round, crown moulding and box style. The gutter profile contributes to the overall personality of a home’s exterior. Since copper is a malleable metal, it is an ideal gutter material for a custom profile. Giving some thought to the shape of your gutter system allows a homeowner the flexibility to create a unique design that will make the home stand out.

European Copper Gutters

European copper gutters add timeless elegance to any architectural style of house. European gutters are a complete system and generally cannot be mixed and matched with other gutter systems made of copper. While the distinctive profile of euro-gutters is half-round, the bead will face outward rather than inward like they do on standard half-round gutter sections. European gutters are fastened into place with half-round hangers, a decorative detail that enhances the aesthetic appeal of euro-gutters.