Property owners are presented with a variety of materials to choose from when it comes to their roof guttering. In general, they would often go for the most common materials available like vinyl or aluminum. However, for homeowners with properties of significant historical value (like heritage houses for instance) or high-end properties in exclusive subdivisions, vinyl and aluminum is not always the best choice – that is, there are better options available, like copper for instance.
Copper is often considered as the premier choice for roof guttering, and for good reasons, too.
Copper Roof Guttering Is Long-lasting
Copper is known as one of the most resilient types of roof guttering materials. In fact, there are researches that shows that copper has been used as a roofing and guttering material in as early as 27 B.C. – the roof of the Pantheon for instance, was covered in copper. It is extremely durable and can withstand constant exposure to weather elements with minimal signs damage. In general, vinyl gutters will most likely need to be replaced anywhere between 10-20 years after installation, whereas copper gutters have a service lifespan of at least 100 years. Consider the savings you’ll make when you don’t need to replace your gutters every so often.
Copper Roof Guttering Requires Low Maintenance
Because of copper’s natural properties and the treatment it undergoes, copper roof guttering can keep the growth of moss and algae to a minimum. These growths are known to cause blockages in the roof guttering, and since their growth is inhibited with copper roof guttering, there is little need for maintenance compared to other types of roof guttering materials. This, together with proper installation and the use of quality materials reduces the need for constant maintenance, which is why copper is also a favourite material for cladding, lashings and downpipes.
Copper Roof Guttering Enhances a Property’s Value
Copper roof guttering looks beautiful even as it ages. It develops this wonderful patina that creates a lovely weathered look, although property owners can have them buffed up again to make them look shiny and new. Because of its wonderful colour, copper roof guttering can provide properties with a stately and elegant appeal, thereby boosting its curb appeal and market value (should you decide to put the house on market).
Copper Roof Guttering Needs Roof Repairs, Too
Despite all the benefits of copper roof guttering, they are still prone to damages from extreme weather conditions (i.e. typhoons with strong winds) or even human induced accidents (i.e. accidentally stepping on them while cleaning the roof). In such cases, you will need the services of a roof repairs or roof restorations company. In the event that you find yourself in need of such services, please feel free to get in touch with us at 1800 61 00 11 or leave a message in our contact page.
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