When you sell your home, you want it to look its best. Professional-looking landscaping, no clutter, and fresh paint can go a long way to making your home desirable and minimize its time on the market. One often overlooked feature on homes is its gutters. Does your home have them?
Rain gutters are critical for preventing cracks in the foundation, leaks in doors and windows, landscape damage, and rotting in your wood trim. All of these things could be costly, and many potential homebuyers know this and realize that if a house doesn’t have gutters or their existing gutters are damaged and ineffective, they’ll have to bear the cost to have them installed when they move in.
Gutters may not be pretty but they’re a definite plus for houses on the market. Hang on…not pretty? Yes, they can be pretty! Copper gutters are beautiful and can bring the exterior of your home from a boring, generic house to a real showstopper. Copper gutters are gaining in popularity as more people realize that they can be well worth the investment.
Copper Gutters are Beautiful
Curb appeal is the first thing that potential homebuyers judge when they look at a home. The stunning, shiny-penny color shows off the architectural features of your home and over time, a lovely green patina comes through that will make your home a standout on your street. Older homes get a timeless appearance with copper gutters but they also work on newer homes, giving them a unique and striking look.
Copper Gutters are Strong
Vinyl gutters can be susceptible to cracking as they age, and aluminum gutters are durable, but they can become dented and sag over time. Copper gutters are extremely durable and are strong enough to hold up to the harshest weather conditions with minimum damage. If they’re properly maintained, copper gutters can last a century!
Copper Gutters are an Investment
Copper gutters do initially cost a considerable amount more than vinyl and aluminum gutters. However, they do outlast them all and you most likely won’t have to ever replace them. Vinyl and aluminum have a lower upfront cost but typically have a 20-year lifespan. If you invest in copper gutters and their maintenance, you’ll save in the long run.
Copper Leaf Protection
Leaf and debris build-up can be a real problem and gutter guards can help. The good news is that if you have copper gutters, you don’t have to install non-matching aluminum gutter guards, you can get them in copper too.
If you have copper gutters installed, it’s important to use a professional with experience installing them, like GutterPros of St. Louis. Our highly-skilled technicians are experienced in the installation and maintenance of copper gutters. Others may cut corners by using aluminum brackets, downspouts, and fittings but we always use copper parts to maintain continuity in the look of your gutters.
There’s no guarantee that upgrading to copper gutters will recoup their cost, but copper gutters will make your home so beautiful, you may want to keep it yourself!
Call the pros at GutterPros at (314) 656-7195 and find out how copper gutters can improve your curb appeal.