Did you know that copper has been used by humans since prehistoric times? That’s right, at the same time that Urgh was using a club to take down a woolly mammoth, he was also using copper to make rudimentary tools and decorative items. Before long, about 4,000 years later, societies began to use it in greater production, ushering in The Copper Age, which lasted around a thousand years. Copper pipes used to transport water were found in one of the Egyptian pyramids that dated back to 2700 BC. Copper is still used for that purpose today.
While it’s not clear when people began using copper to make gutters but copper gutters are a popular choice for homeowners and businesses who want to bring a little history to their curb appeal. The bright copper color enhances the architectural features of any building and eventually will develop a beautiful green patina that will make your building stunning. It’s even possible to treat and seal the copper so the gutters keep their copper color. Copper gutters give structures an authentic, timeless feel on older homes and buildings but can also give newer properties a distinguished appeal.
Copper gutters are extremely strong and durable, much more so than aluminum gutters that can become dented and sag over time. Vinyl gutters are inexpensive and can crack. Copper gutters, on the other hand, have the strength to hold up to years and years of whatever Mother Nature throws at them without sustaining damage. With proper maintenance, copper gutters may even outlast the life of your building!
There’s no way around it, copper gutters are expensive. They are an investment. However, while they do cost a considerable amount more than other materials, they last much longer, as long as a century, if maintained which is a lot longer than the 20 years for vinyl and aluminum gutters. If installed by an experienced professional and properly maintained, you may never have to replace your gutters again. That’s a great investment!
Copper gutters shouldn’t be installed by just anyone. It’s essential to have your copper gutters installed by a professional who has a lot of experience installing them, like GutterPros of St. Louis. GutterPros’ technicians have installed many copper gutters over the years so they’re experts in proper installation, as well as how to design their setup to do their job as well as look beautiful. They always use copper brackets, downspouts, and fittings to for aesthetics but also because using other materials won’t look right and using other materials could cause the copper gutters to discolor.
These are just a couple of examples why it’s important to find the right amount of professionalism and experience when investing in copper gutters. Just because a company installs gutters, it doesn’t mean they have the knowledge, the attention to detail, and experience to install your copper gutters the right way. The technicians at GutterPros do all things gutter, from copper gutters to commercial gutters to leaf protection to everything in between and as always, customer satisfaction is our priority. Call GutterPros today at (314) 656-7195 and see how copper gutters can transform your property into a showstopper.