When it comes to gutter materials, aluminum is usually the top choice among homeowners because it is cheap and easy to install. Many, however, are discovering how gutters can be as appealing as they are functional. Today, the gutter and roof replacement pros of Hynes Roofing & Siding shares the top advantages of copper gutters that make them an excellent choice.
Copper gutters offer a distinct, elegant charm that matches any traditional home architecture. If allowed to oxidize, the material gradually forms a coating, turning from dark gray to a lovely green color in a process called patination. You can choose that specific look for your gutters or retain its initial natural look—for this, you need to apply a sealant to keep the material from oxidizing.
Durable Gutter Material
Copper is a metal that doesn’t rust and can last a long time. Unlike other gutter materials, it is extremely resistant to corrosion in a variety of environments and can even withstand temperature extremes. For every gutter and roofing contractor, proper maintenance is the key to keeping copper gutters to stay functional for up to the life of the property.
Flexible Gutter Material
Copper can be fitted without the need for expansion joints on continuous straight runs, thanks to the metal’s low thermal coefficient of expansion. Unlike aluminum, it doesn’t expand and cause issues like buckling and cracking. This trait increases the gutters’ life span while reducing the required maintenance, making them a great cost-effective choice.
Copper is naturally produced—12% of known copper reserves have been mined—and just one of the few fully sustainable materials. Copper sheets that are extruded into gutters in machines are often recycled repeatedly, unlike other materials that break down and weaken over time.
At Hynes Roofing & Siding, we offer highly durable and appealing copper gutters. Our experienced pros have the skill and expertise in designing and installing this particular gutter system. We make sure that your new gutters look great, last and protect your home as they should.
We also provide other exterior home improvement services, including siding replacement, flat roof maintenance and exterior painting. Call us today at (610) 896-6388 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Quakertown, PA, and the surrounding communities.