As you can guess from our name, we at Batson’s Gutter Systems offer a range of different gutter options. We understand that different homes have different needs, and we do our best to provide something for everyone. One of the options we offer is copper gutters, which many people have questions about. If you are interested in copper gutters for your home, read on to learn some key information about them, and how to care for them.
One of the main things that draws people to copper gutters is their beauty, so it makes sense to want to know how best to care for them in order to maintain their shine. To care for your copper gutters, you’ll need to regularly clean them out and remove debris, just like you would with any other kind of gutter. This both prevents damage to the gutters, but also prevents the debris and moisture from discoloring the copper. When you clean copper gutters, we recommend using soft plastic tools, rather than metal ones, so as not to leave scratches. Don’t use your bare hands, either, as the oils in your skin will leave spots on the surface and mess up the patina that gives copper its character.
Over time, the copper in your gutters will oxidize, giving it an elegant blue-green patina like that of the Statue of Liberty. A perk of oxidation is that you’ll never need to paint your copper gutters to keep them looking great, but you can also keep your gutters bright and shiny by using protective coatings and polish. All in all, copper gutters are a great choice for any home, giving you effective protection from water damage while also providing some unique visual flair.