Why Choose Copper Gutters for Your Texas Home?
Texas homeowners choose copper gutters for their elegance, but there are other benefits to consider. They are a low-maintenance option, extremely durable, and last for decades with proper care.
Gutter Tex customizes your gutter system based on careful measurements, including the pitch of the roof, type of eaves, and slant of the fascia.
We install every component of your system to ensure a uniform look, including hidden hangers and end caps.
The Benefits of Copper Gutters
Esteemed for their beauty, a copper gutter system is like adding jewelry to your home's exterior.
1. Hinders Fungi and Algae
Copper is a natural fungicide and algaecide. This means it inhibits the growth of moss, algae, lichen, mildew, and mold that could clog your gutters and cultivate around the roof and eaves.
2. Weathered Patina
For a short time after installation, copper gutters look shiny and new. As it ages with a mix of Texas rainwater and air, it develops a blue-green patina known as oxidation.
The patina adds a layer of protection against deterioration, rust, and corrosion.
Polishing is optional, but if you choose to do so, use a mixture of 2 cups vinegar, 2 cups salt, and 2 cups flour to form a paste. Apply to the copper with a soft cloth and wipe clean.
3. Long Lifespan
Copper gutters last 60 to 100 years as compared to the average 15- to 20-year lifespan of aluminum rain gutters.
Though they cost more upfront, they pay for themselves in the long term because of their durability and the resale value they add to your home.
How to Clean Copper Gutters and Downspouts
Seamless gutters are low-maintenance because they don’t rust or corrode.
Cleaning your gutters also helps prevent pests such as ants, mosquitoes, mice, and other critters from creating nests or feeding on the organic matter.
Use care with gardening tools when working around downspouts to avoid scratching the surface.
will Copper Gutters Look Good on My Style Home?
Copper guttering looks gorgeous on all styles of Texas homes including traditional, historical, and Victorian. In the modern age, they also adorn Contemporary, Colonial, Tudor, Craftsman, Bungalow, and Spanish-style homes.
Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright favored copper gutters on the homes and buildings he designed.
His goal was to create a striking visual element on the exterior that also served an important function.
Are There Less Expensive Alternatives to Copper Gutters?
Yes! If your budget doesn’t stretch to copper, but you prefer its elegant appearance, you can choose painted aluminum seamless gutters.
- Metallic is a painted aluminum gutter that has a slight patina and resembles the look of a new penny.
- Rustic is another painted aluminum gutter that looks like aged copper. It has a two-tone textured finish that mimics copper patina.
Painted aluminum gutters do not patina like authentic copper.
Schedule a Free Consultation
The professionals at Gutter Tex will answer your questions and help you decide if copper gutters are right for you. Your estimate can break down a cost-comparison between Copper, Aluminum, or Galvanized materials.
Contact us today and discover more about the beauty and functionality of a seamless copper gutter system for your home.BOOK MY FREE ESTIMATE