Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means. Spring cleaning! If you’re a believer in the virtues of spring cleaning, it’s that time when you scrub, mop, and shine your house from top to bottom, inside and out. An important part of your home’s spring cleaning should be the cleaning of your gutters to remove any debris that may have built up over the long winter months. Overlooking this bit of your cleaning can lead to damage not only to your roof and gutters but to your windows, doors, siding, and foundation as well.
During your professional cleaning, your technician will look for any damage to your gutters and check their overall condition. If your gutters have seen better days and it’s time you thought about replacing them, it may be the perfect time for an upgrade to copper gutters.
Why copper gutters?
If you’re looking to give your home’s exterior a facelift that’ll give it more character and charm, there’s nothing quite like copper gutters. Initially, their shiny penny color will really stand out as a stunning feature. Over time, a lovely green patina develops, making your home a timeless beauty. Copper gutters are especially breathtaking on historical and older homes as they bring you back to a simpler time. If you want to keep the original copper color, your gutters will have to be sealed and polished annually.
Copper gutters are a unique feature that can boost your home’s curb appeal which can increase the overall value of your home.
Copper gutters will most likely be the last gutters you ever have to buy. If properly maintained by professionals, copper gutters can last more than a century! Sure, they cost more than aluminum or vinyl gutters but when you factor in that aluminum and vinyl have a 20-year life span, you’ll see that investing in copper gutters will be well worth it the higher price tag. Their long lifespan and the fact that they’re a natural element makes them an environmentally friendly choice too. Copper is naturally corrosion resistant so there’s no worry that they will rust or corrode or deteriorate over time.
Copper gutters are soldered at the joints instead of using separate joint pieces which adds to their durability and longevity. All of the hanging pieces used should be made of copper as well to give your gutters continuity and because copper is strong, your hangers will be strong too.
Copper gutters are more difficult to install than other gutters. For this reason, it’s important that you have your gutters installed by professionals with proven experience with the installation and maintenance of copper gutters.
Installing copper gutters is a unique way to beautify your home’s exterior. The technicians at Gutter Pros are highly experienced in the installation and maintenance of copper gutters in the Greater St. Louis area. Call us today at (314) 656-7195 and we’ll help you with your spring cleaning or help you decide if copper gutters will be the perfect choice for your home!