The design of copper gutters and copper downspouts assembly is an area of building design, which highly demands special attention. Leaking copper gutters and copper downspouts can cause serious damage to a building’s interior as well as exterior, and repairs can be expensive.
Mainteance, durability and longevity are important factors to consider when designing copper gutters and copper downspouts. Copper is an intelligent choice of materials because of its low maintenance, high resistance to corrosion and long life. Even in sever climates such as marine atmospheres, a well designed copper gutter and copper downspout assembly will provide many years of low maintenance service.
Other metals used in gutter and downspout assemblies require frequent repainting or recoating to maintain their durability. Copper is an inherently corrosion resistant material which does not require special coating to maintain its durability or its appearance.
The ease with which a material can be joined to form a continuous, leak-free water conductor is also important. Copper’s inherent properties make it an easy material to form and solder. Thus, strong leakproof joints are readily achievable with copper.