The Two C's

The Two C's

Are Copper Gutters Worth Their Higher Price?

by Floyd Dunn

If you need new gutters, you may be considering all of your different material options. Vinyl, aluminum, and stainless steel are all fairly common. But then, there are copper gutters. The first thing you notice about them, other than their shiny penny appearance, is likely to be their price. Copper gutters do cost significantly more than gutters made from other materials. However, in most cases, they are worth this higher price. Here are a few reasons why.

Copper gutters resist algae and fungal growth.

You've probably seen a lot of gutters that were filled with or covered with algae or fungi. Maybe your own gutters even look this way. Copper gutters are far less likely to develop algae and mold growth over time. That's because fungi and algae do not grow well in an environment where there is copper around. Copper is even used as a fungicide on plants sometimes. Choosing copper gutters means you will not need to scrub algae or mold off of them, which saves you time and effort.

Copper gutters last longer.

Copper is a very durable metal. That's one reason why it is used as currency. Copper gutters last a lot longer than gutters made from any other material. They'll probably last longer than you are alive, and maybe longer than the rest of your home. Invest in copper gutters, and you will never need to buy another set of gutters for your home again.

Copper gutters are a little flexible.

Copper is a little bit flexible. While it won't bend dramatically, the gutters will bend and flex a little if they become clogged and filled with water. They will also bend a little if high winds roll in. This flexibility means the gutters won't snap and crack, which means they will last much longer.

Copper is eco-friendly.

Copper gutters are often made from recycled metal. When they are stripped off your home one day, they can be recycled again. On top of that, the fact that they last so long means they help reduce waste production overall. At the end of the day, copper gutters are eco-friendly, and it's often worth paying a little more for something that is good for the planet.

If you think copper gutters may be right for your home, talk to a gutter contractor to learn more. They can give you a quote and help you consider your options. For more information on copper gutter installation, contact a professional near you.


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