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Roof It Forward - What are the Benefits of Copper Gutters and Copper Valleys in my Home?

October 24, 2022

Your home needs a great gutter system to make sure rain is properly moving from your roof down the downspouts and onto the ground. However, there are many aspects to consider when choosing gutters and valleys for your house, including what material to choose. If you've been considering adding copper gutters and valleys, it's important to understand the benefits.

Beautiful Curb Appeal

Copper is known for its sophisticated aesthetic that it can add to homes. The coating can change over time due to oxidation so the coating will change from a more gray color to a more tawny brown color. This change in the gutter's coating can take up to six years and is very sought after. Your curb appeal and home value will increase with the addition of copper gutters.

Long Lifespan

While copper gutters are expensive to purchase and install, they are a sound investment. On average, copper gutters can last up to 50 years. In some cases, the copper gutters can last 70 to 90 years with proper maintenance.

Eco-Friendly and Sturdy

Copper is a fully sustainable metal that is naturally produced with a long lifespan. You can also use recycled copper for your gutters, making them very eco-friendly.

Since copper has a low thermal coefficient for expansion, copper gutters can be installed without expansion joints. The lack of expansion for copper gutters means they are not susceptible to cracking or buckling, which can happen to aluminum gutters. If the copper gutters are installed properly, you also won't have to worry about the gutters sagging or coming apart.

Durability and Low Maintenance

Although copper oxidizes, it is resistant to corrosion. Copper is also a fungicide and algaecide to prevent fungus growth. Due to the lack of corrosion and fungus growth, copper gutters do not need to be cleared as often as aluminum gutters do. It also has a long life so you do not have to worry about replacing your gutters anytime soon. The patina coating adds to the durability against heat and is made to withstand contact with other materials.

The only maintenance you have to worry about with gutters is removing leaves and other debris to make sure they are not too heavy for your house. However, copper gutters are very strong so it would take an immense amount of weight for the gutters to be damaged.

If you're interested in adding copper gutters and valleys, schedule a free video inspection with ARAC Roof It Forward. Our team can give you an estimate of installation costs. Our goal is to provide high-quality roofing solutions. Schedule your free video inspection with us today to get your quote today.


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