Copper Gutters Versus Aluminum Gutters: Which Should You Choose?
The Pros Of Copper Gutters
Copper Gutters have several advantages over aluminum gutters. They include being more durable. A copper gutter should last you for the life of your home. These gutters will also resist rusting. They also do not expand or contract very much when the outside temperatures change.
Another advantage of copper gutters is their aesthetic appeal. Many people enjoy the shiny look of copper gutters. They also develop a greenish tint over time due to oxidation which many people find attractive.
The Pros Of Aluminum Gutters
Aluminum gutters are lightweight, durable and easy to install. They also resist rusting just like copper gutters. Aluminum gutters are inexpensive and are an excellent choice for budget-conscious homeowners.
The Cons Of Copper Gutters And Aluminum Gutters
Copper gutters cost more than aluminum gutters and require more time and effort to install. A sealant must also be applied to them if they are to maintain their metallic shine and appearance. This is to prevent the copper gutters from oxidizing and turning green.
The cons of aluminum gutters is that they will expand significantly as the temperatures change. This can lead to the gutters wrinkling and breaking apart at the seams. Aluminum gutters are also not appropriate to use if you have your shingles treated with algaecides.
Protect Your Copper Or Aluminum Gutters
Keystone Gutter Helmet is a gutter cleaning and service company that can clean both copper and aluminum gutters at your home. We also offer installation of the signature gutter helmet protection system for gutters of all kind. This system will help keep your gutters free of leaves, twigs, seeds and other debris that can clog your gutter. Contact us at Keystone Gutter Helmet today at 610-372-4383 for all your gutter cleaning needs or to install the signature gutter helmet system for your home today!