Copper Gutters – Half Round Copper Gutters St. Louis, MO
There is a timeless beauty to copper that will complement any style of St. Louis home.
After the roof, your home’s gutter system is the most important element protecting it inside and out. At Duration we have years of experience installing elegant and prestigious copper gutters to St. Louis homes. This is the most impressive gutter system available, both in durability and in aesthetic value.
Why Choose Copper Gutters For Your St. Louis Home?
There is a timeless beauty to copper that will complement any style of St. Louis home. Gutters are typically viewed as an unsightly necessity, marring the appearance of an otherwise flawless façade. With copper gutters, you will take pride in the look, as they stand out as a decorative feature as well as a functional one.
We are skilled at working with copper guttering systems and can create a seamless line from corner to corner of your home. With expertise, we will give your St. Louis home that wow factor you have been looking for, increasing its curb appeal and value. This is a premium guttering system solution but is well worth the investment once you witness the phenomenal finished product.
Different Types of Copper Gutter Systems
Just as with aluminum gutters, copper gutters come in an array of shapes including:
- Traditional K Style copper gutters
- Radius copper gutters
- Half Round copper gutters
- Box copper gutters
- Quarter round copper gutters
You can also outfit copper gutters with discreet gutter guards that increase their efficiency. These are fitted out of sight on the top of the copper gutters to prevent leaves, twigs and other debris from entering the gutter system and causing blockages.
Duration Construction will use copper accessories in order to create a completed look with your copper gutters. Gutter hangers, leader heads and downspout straps will all be in elegant copper, and provide a finished look to your home in a way that aluminum cannot match.
Maintenance for Copper Gutters
Copper gutters are installed without seams. Instead, individual pieces are soldered together to create a seamless look. This method makes them less likely to develop leaks in the future. You will need to have them professionally cleaned out at least once a year to prevent blockage and spillover, especially if you are not having a gutter guard installed as well.
Upon installation of your copper gutters by Duration Construction, they will be metallic orange in color. Over time the copper will go through a process known as patina, gradually changing color until reaching a bright shade of green. Patina is a protective coating over the metal, adding to its lifespan. Copper gutters that have reached this stage are highly coveted by home owners.
Frequently Asked Questions About Copper Gutters
As a premium home improvement product, copper gutters pique the curiosity of many of our St. Louis customers. There are many questions posed to us about the durability of copper gutter systems, how they look and the way in which they are installed.
Are copper gutters environmentally friendly?
There are few products that have the same sustainability as copper does. It is 100% recyclable, and 90% of scrap copper is re-conditioned and re-used. Less than 15% of the known copper reserves occurring in nature have been mined. Aluminum, and any other gutter system material, cannot come close to the environmentally friendly nature of copper.
How long can I expect my copper gutter system to last?
Resistant to corrosion and highly durable, copper gutters can last for more than a hundred years.
Will I need to maintain my copper gutter system?
Yes. Copper gutters should be checked and cleaned at least once a year. This is done to ensure that there are no blockages affecting their efficiency in tunneling water away from your home.
When will my copper gutters turn green?
It generally takes 15 to 20 years for the full green patina to develop on copper products, including gutters. This is a gradual process where your home will be accented with various shades of browns and deep purples until it finally reaches the green stage.
Is it possible to stop my copper guttering from changing color?
There are coatings available that can delay the development of patina, although this is not recommended. The green color is an indication that your copper gutters have developed their own protection from the elements and corrosion.
Will my St. Louis home’s value increase by installing copper gutters?
A home appraiser will definitely take into consideration copper gutters when valuing your St. Louis home. This is considered a premium upgrade. Not only that, but it increases curb appeal and is often used as a selling point when placing a home on the market.
St. Louis Copper Gutters
There is no denying that copper gutters are a big investment, but one where the returns are endless. Duration Construction has the expertise required to help you choose and install a copper gutter system that will enhance the beauty of your St. Louis home, and protect it from water damage.