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One of the top reasons people want copper gutters is for their look. A copper gutter can add a lot of character to a home and make it stand out from it’s neighbors. Copper gutters also have different styles and options available. Half-round or k-style gutters are both available in copper gutters. Copper gutters also will start to develop a patina over time. For most homeowners, the patina adds a beautiful and unique pop to the home. Not only do copper gutters make your home stand out and add beauty, they also increase a homes value.
Many people love the look of copper gutters, and while they are beautiful, its best to do your research. Copper gutters will, over time, develop a patina, which is when certain metals, such as copper, turn create a green or brown film due to the oxidation process. This happens because copper reacts with oxygen, carbon dioxide and moisture from the air, as well as pollutants. When that moisture and oxygen come in contact with copper, it oxidizes. Eventually, the green and brown patina will continue to darken until it is a dark brown, or even a black. If you live in a salty area, the copper will tend to be more green in color. There are a lot elements that can cause the color of the patina to vary.
With proper maintenance, most seamless gutter systems will last for 30 years. Copper, on the other hand is very durable, which gives it a lifespan of 50-150 years! That is a big jump in durability. They are able to withstand the extreme variations in temperature during the seasons. From scorching summers to freezing winters and everything in between, they will not weaken with the constant change of elements. They do not rust or rot, making them a good investment for a long term home. Copper gutters tend to be an eco-friendly option as well. Since they have a life of 50-100 years, it helps keep vinyl, aluminum and plastic gutters out of our landfills.
While copper gutters come with a lot of benefits and a long life, it does not come cheap. Copper gutters are generally 2-3 times more expensive than the typically used aluminum gutters. Rough estimates place copper gutters cost around $15 to $25 per linear foot. Compare this with aluminum gutters which generally cost between $4 and $8 per linear foot. If you want a thicker copper, that will cost you more as well, thought thicker gutters generally last longer.