Sentry Exteriors offers quality gutters and gutter guards. Our K-style and half-round gutters come in aluminum, galvanized steel and copper. Aluminum comes in different colors and thickness for extra strength and durability. Galvanized steel is the strongest and longest-lasting gutters due to their heavy-duty material. Copper is the most expensive of the three, but is also the most beautiful. Most experts agree that copper is the future of roofing and guttering. It doesn’t harm the environment and has quite a long lifespan. If you plan to replace your old gutter system, copper is the best answer for you.
Here’s a closer look at the benefits of copper gutters.
It’s Low Maintenance
Once it’s installed, you almost never have to touch your copper guttering again. It keeps both algae and fungi at bay, so blockages are well reduced. What’s more, the material is one of the easiest to repair and maintain. Most gutters expand and contract, so they need expansion joints to compensate. Copper guttering though doesn’t need these joints. It has a low thermal coefficient of expansion. Slight changes in size won’t affect its stability and effectiveness.
Once exposed outside for a long period of time copper develops Verdigris Patina. It’s a special lining that protects it from rust and other harmful elements. It takes 15 to 20 years to develop. Many roofing contractors offer a chemical that will produce the same effect at once. Copper gutters can last well over 100 years due to its remarkable durability.
It Looks Great
Copper fits in with any type of natural materials, including wood, stone, clay and much more. It will enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property and add to its value. It’s natural for its color to change over time. It will range from golden-brown to earthy-brown. After twenty or so years, though Verdigris Patina will change it to a permanent green hue.
Sentry Exteriors is your best choice among gutter companies. Count on us to provide fully-functional and aesthetically pleasing gutters for your home. We cater to homeowners in Charlottesville, VA and other areas. Call us today at (434) 333-7753.