If you have plans to improve the outside appearance of your home, do not forget to update the gutter system as well.
When looking for ways to beautify the outside of your home, many people do not consider the gutters. They will spend thousands of dollars on new siding and roofs, but then just throw the same old gutters back on. Re-using the typical K style gutter on a newly remodeled home will dramatically decrease the modern effect that you were looking for. If you have plans to improve the outside appearance of your house, do not forget to update the gutter system as well.
Why Update The Gutters?
Homeowners often forget about the gutters because they seem to just blend in with the lines of the house. By having a reliable gutter company install modern, eye catching troughs, you can drastically improve the curb appeal of a home.
Copper gutters are a beautiful alternative to the old standards. They manage to remain a useful tool, while adding detail to the exterior of a home. Installing copper gutters is a custom job, so you have plenty of room to be creative. Plus with the different sizes and styles you will have the opportunity to showcase your house in a way that shows off your unique style.
Gutters Are An Accessory
Instead of viewing the homes gutters as an unsightly necessity, look at them as an accessory, much like a fireplace in a family room. Call your local gutter company and ask them to come out to your home and discuss the various benefits of using this versatile, beautiful material. With copper you can go with the traditional K-style or even half round gutters. When paired with the right type of upscale siding and roofing, half round copper gutters give a home a sophisticated, classic look.
There are only a few downsides to copper. One is that if left untreated it will change color as it oxidizes. You can avoid this by having your gutter company add a sealant every few years. The other is the price. It does cost more to have copper gutters installed, but it is the only type of gutter that a home appraiser will agree actually increases the value of the property.
For optimal home protection, you will want to install seamless copper gutters. Skilled experts will come out to your home, take the measurements and cut to fit each trough to your home’s exterior. While they are more costly, they also will outlast all other materials. Any seams will be soldered together to ensure longevity. This goes for the downspouts as well.
Just like with other materials you can still install gutter guards on top of copper. The guards will aid in preventing debris from entering the gutter trough and possibly causing clogs. These add extra protection to your home and help keep it safe from water damage.
A St Louis Guttering Company
Whatever style you prefer for the look of your home, consider investing in copper gutters. The low maintenance and life expectancy of copper makes it a material well suited for a homeowner who does not want to face costly service calls and repairs every few years. If you have any doubt about the worthiness of copper, call Scott-Lee Guttering Company at (314) 756-9440 and express your concerns. We will be happy to stop by, take a look at your home, and give you an honest opinion on what will work best for you.