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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 comes with a price tag. Copper gutters can cost up to $20 a foot. In addition, you will have to take into consideration the cost for specialized installation that is required for most copper gutters.

As with any gutter system, it is recommended that you regularly clean out your gutters and remove any leaves, branches, nests, and other obstructions. Also, with copper, you want to make sure that you make roof sweeps to clear away loose grains of gravel that could potential discolor the copper.

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