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.

Copper gutters come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including box-style, k-style, and half-round. The best design depends on the roof type and the square footage of the roof area.

Gutter Tex customizes your gutter system based on careful measurements, including the pitch of the roof, type of eaves, and slant of the fascia.

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The Many Benefits of Copper Gutters For Texas Homes

Esteemed for its beauty, a copper gutter system is like adding jewelry to your home's exterior. However, this upscale look comes with many other benefits:

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. You'll also have an easier time when it comes to cleaning.

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 metal with a soft cloth and wipe clean.

Close Up - Beautiful Shining Copper Gutter
Gutter Tex Technician Installing Copper Downspout on Texas Home
Close Up of Copper Seamless Downspout

3. Long Lifespan

Copper lasts 60 to 100 years as compared to the average 15- to 20-year lifespan of aluminum rain gutters. Yes, copper rain gutters are a splurge upfront. However, investing in this type of system can lead to long-term savings, especially if you plan on residing in your home for an extended period because of their durability and the resale value they add to your home.

4. Flexibility and Protection

Texas is known for its extreme temperature shifts, especially in fall and winter. Copper withstands these extremes much better than other gutter materials, meaning it won't buckle or crack. Copper also naturally withstands corrosion in areas with high heat and rain.

Back of Texas Home with Copper Gutters
Brick Texan-style Home with Shiny Copper Gutters and Downspouts
New Construction - Sage Siding and Half Round Copper Gutters

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 employed copper gutters on homes and buildings he designed.

His goal was to use materials in a harmonious way that reflected the colors and textures of the prairie landscape.

A copper gutter installation in Georgetown, Texas.

How to Clean Copper Gutters and Downspouts

Seamless gutters are low-maintenance because they don’t rust or corrode.

But they still need regular gutter cleaning to ensure twigs, leaves, dirt, and other debris keep water flowing away from your siding, foundation, and landscaping.

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.

How Are Copper Gutters Installed?

Gutter Tex specializes in high-quality seamless gutters for Texas homeowners, so the installation process isn't too different from our typical one.

For example, our expert technicians inspect your fascia board and soffits before installation to ensure everything is in working order upon completion. Your new gutter system is made on-site, so we can guarantee a perfect fit for your home. After your gutters and downspouts are installed, the entire system will be inspected and tested for leaks and proper drainage.

Many customers also opt for gutter guard installation. Gutter covers greatly reduce maintenance, pest infestations, fire risk, and structural damage, so it's well worth the investment. Since copper is a soft metal, a seasoned professional is needed to ensure the installation is handled properly.

Are Copper Gutters Expensive?

In terms of upfront costs, yes, copper gutters are more expensive than aluminum. One reason for the cost difference is that these types of gutters are almost always seamless. Seamless gutters are custom-cut to your home, minimizing costly repairs and maintenance in the future.

Comparing the costs to the benefits is crucial for every Texas homeowner. Considering that copper gutters can possibly last the entire time you're in your home, the experts at Gutter Tex feel it's a smart investment.

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.

For instance, one of our preferred manufacturers, Senox, offers two faux copper gutter colors:

  • 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.

Rustic Gutter Color
Patina Gutters
Metallic Gutter Color

Rustic Color

Patina Copper

Metallic Color

Schedule a Free Consultation

The professionals at Gutter Tex will answer your questions and help you decide which 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.