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The Myth About Copper Gutters

When most people think about replacing their gutters, they think about vinyl gutters or aluminum ones and rightly so.  They are the most popular choices for gutters for homes and many businesses.  And they are a cheap choice.  But there’s another option that you may not have considered because you assume that it’s well out of your price range―copper gutters.

The Myth

The belief that copper gutters are an extravagance is a myth.  Yes, copper gutters are initially expensive.  Copper gutters and downspouts generally cost somewhere between $25-30 per linear foot installed with vinyl and aluminum coming in at $3-5 and $5-8 a foot respectively.  If you decide to have copper gutters installed on your home, you will have a much bigger upfront investment.  However, when you look at the typical lifespan of gutters, vinyl and aluminum lasting about 20 years and copper gutters, if properly maintained, lasting nearly 100 years, you can see that copper’s price tag is certainly comparable.  There’s a reason that you can still see historical homes with original copper gutters.  With copper gutters, you’ll likely never have to buy gutters again.  They’ll probably live longer than you!

The Durability

The reason for copper gutters’ longevity is their incredible strength.  They’re extremely strong and durable.  Vinyl gutters tend to crack over time and aluminum gutters dent and sag.  Copper gutters stay strong in the harshest storms without sustaining damage.  One of the reasons for their durability, aside from the strength of the copper, is that all seams and connections must be soldered.  Copper leaf protection is also available so you can prevent leaves from clogging your gutters while maintaining the continuity of your copper gutters.

The Beauty

Copper gutters add beauty to every home.  When they’re first installed, they have a shiny penny color that brightens the look of the house and over time, it transforms into a lovely green patina that gives an old-world charm to the home.  Whether the home is old or new, copper gutters give it added character that increases value and curb appeal.


If you choose to beautify your home with copper gutters, it’s important to have them installed by an experienced professional like GutterPros of St. Louis.  With experience comes the knowledge of what works and how to do the installation right the first time.  If you choose someone who hasn’t worked with copper before, you’ll likely have to call someone in to fix their mistakes.

The technicians at Gutter Pros have been designing and installing copper gutter systems for people of St. Louis for years and we pride ourselves on the high-quality service we provide each and every client.  When Gutter Pros installs your gutters, you know they’re installed right.

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 home.