Copper European gutters can add the perfect finishing touch to your home’s exterior. While treated copper gutters will retain their warm, reddish-brown tones, untreated copper Euro gutters will gradually develop a patina that turns the mental to gray, silver, green or green-blue depending on the geographic location. It’s a matter of preference, but whether you prefer that your metal gutters retain their original appearance or that they “age,” copper European gutters can increase both the esthetic and monetary values of your home.
European gutters add a classic appeal to a functional system that is critical to protecting your home from water damage. Copper European gutters have the advantage of standing out rather than blending in, giving your home a distinctive appearance. But copper gutters have more going for them than just good looks. Copper is ideal as a material for gutters because it is highly corrosion-resistant, even in areas prone to acid rain or salty conditions. It also contains properties that repel algae, preventing it from forming and collecting in the gutter system. Copper doesn’t require painting and complements most roofing materials, including tiles, slate and cedar.
Copper gutters are typically half round in shape and installed using fascia brackets. While the gutters are supported in these brackets, the lengths of copper gutter are soldered together, as are the end caps and downspout outlets, to prevent leaks. Because copper is such a distinctive metal, mistakes can be costly, so many homeowners opt to have copper European gutters installed by a professional contractor.
European gutters are striking in appearance, adding curb appeal and updating the look of your home. Not just for traditional or heritage style houses, copper gutters are also suitable for modern residential dwellings. The allure of copper European gutters is that as they age, their patina increases the visual interest of the overall design.