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Copper gutters can add a unique look to your home.

Spruce Up The Look Of Your Home With Copper Gutters
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement


Gutters are an important component of a functioning home. They are responsible for catching rain and other debris and moving it away from the buildings foundation. Gutters can be made from several materials, including vinyl, steal and aluminum. Among these materials, copper stands out on its own for offering unique architectural detailing.

Copper gutters bring an important element to a homes character and architecture. Copper is not only an attractive material, but it also offers low maintenance and a long life service. Generally, cooper gutters are custom installed. This allows for homeowners to be as creative as they want with gutter detailing.

Of course the quality installation and outstanding appeal...more

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Help With Gutter Repair
Gutters play an important role in protecting your homes foundation by carrying away excess rain water. Unfortunately, they usually get taken advantage of and homeowners fail to keep up with regular maintenance, ending in more expensive and daunting repairs. The

steps to keeping your gutter system in top shape are fairly simple and can be handled in a short amount of time. There are four basic types of gutter systems available - Aluminum, galvanized steel, vinyl and sometimes wood gutters. A gutter system consists of two main components. First you have...more

Gutter Installation Tips
For those of you that plan to install your gutters yourself, you can find do–it-yourself systems at most hardware and home improvement stores. The most popular gutter options are aluminum and vinyl systems. Of those two, a vinyl system is probably the easiest to install and the

sturdiest. However, hot sunny days and vinyl do not mix well. The hot sunlight often causes the vinyl to chip and crack. Do-it-yourself kits come with a variety of downspouts, end caps, corner connections, and several other workings. Keep in mind that by installing gutters with a do-it-yourself kit you are...more

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