Both elegant and durable, copper is a great choice for a gutter system. With a tract record dating back several centuries, copper is the best long term investment of all the metals used for producing gutters. As copper weathers, it develops a rich patina coating which gives it its natural beauty and its longevity at the same time. Copper is a non corrosive metal that solders easily which makes it a relatively maintenance free system that will last upwards of 80 years.
We have copper gutters in all shapes and sizes; from K Style to half round, and from highback to custom fabricated, we have everything you need and can ship customized lengths up to 20 feet!
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Solder and Sealants: Copper Gutter construction methods have traditionally relied on solder to ensure water tightness and to strengthen joints and seams.The solder used is common 50 50 tin-lead bar solder for uncoated copper, and 60-40 tin-lead for lead-coated...Read More
Design Area of Pitched Roofs for Copper Gutters: The roof area to be drained is a key factor in designing copper gutters and copper downspouts. The area of roof contributing runoff to each copper gutter and copper downspout should be determined. The maximum ac...Read More
When it comes to rain gutters, there are many materials for homeowners to choose from. Most opt for basic vinyl or aluminum as an easy solution for their needs. Some homes, especially historical or higher end properties, could benefit greatly from copper rain gutters....Read More
Weathering and Patination: The oxidation process that gives copper its characteristic green patina is a result of exposure to an acidic atmosphere. The process is, therefore, faster in some metropolitan, marine, and industrial areas, where higher concentrations of pollutants e...Read More
Surface Selection: The preparation of the surface onto which copper gutter applications will be applied depends in part on the substrate selected and the copper gutter applications. A number of considerations, however, must always be taken into acc...Read More
Staining: The wash of water over copper gutter surfaces can have additional impact. Moisture in contact with copper gutter surfaces tends to pick up small quantities of copper salts. When this moisture contacts with absorbent material, such as marble or limestone, it will be a...Read More