The Pros and Cons of Copper Gutters
As well as most residential buildings, nearly all commercial buildings, whether it be a hotel, office, or hospital, have what is called a ‘rain drainage system’ or what is more commonly referred to as rain gutters. Rain gutters come in several types, shapes, and materials. While homeowners have the freedom to choose what type of system or material they prefer, there is no denying that every homeowner should have rain gutters installed to protect their investment.
Many problems can be prevented by having rain gutters in place, helping you avoid costly home repairs that could arise in the future. Rain gutters are designed to redirect rainwater away from your home to avoid issues such as siding and roof damage, or even flooded basements. Water that seeps into the home can lead to wet walls and mold, or even worse, water collecting at the base of your home that could weaken the home’s foundation.
While rain gutters are functional and an essential part of maintaining your home, it doesn’t mean they have to be unattractive. Gutters are available in a range of materials including aluminum, galvanized steel, vinyl, and copper – and, they can be as beautiful as they as they are practical.