Copper is widely considered to be a premium material for gutters due to its attractive sheen and coloration that adds a much-needed warm accent to roofs. It’s also one of the longer-lasting gutter materials out there. That said, they do require specific care and maintenance, just like other gutter materials.
Klean Gutters Midwest, your gutter and leaf filter contractors, here share tips and things to keep in mind to ensure your copper gutters always look brand new.
Keep the Gutters Free of Debris
The buildup of debris in the gutters can cause long-term damage and diminish the natural aesthetics of your copper gutter system. Whether it’s stray leaves or branches or shed granules from an asphalt roof, make it a point to clean out the gutters to avoid blockage.
Gutter blockage causes water to spill onto the roof and home exterior and pool near the foundation; the latter can eventually loosen the soil and cause the house to move. If you want to reduce the need to manually clean the gutters, we recommend having our leaf guard installers fit your gutters with guards or covers. Our custom-fit guards block all debris, essentially turning your copper gutters into a ‘self-cleaning’ system that will always be free of blockage.
Preventative repairs on your copper gutters can save you hundreds of dollars in repair and maintenance costs, as well as extend the life of your investment. Don’t ignore things like small holes or cracks, as these can grow in size in a matter of weeks.
Clean the Exterior Portion
The warm sheen of your copper gutters will eventually tarnish over time. Fortunately, you can preserve their natural good looks by cleaning the exterior portion regularly. We recommend using a soft brush, along with a standard dish-cleaning solution and lightly scrubing the gutters. Let the solution sit for a few minutes until it starts to coalesce, then wash it off for a more thorough cleaning.
At Klean Gutters Midwest, we’ll make sure your copper gutters stay clean and debris-free with our custom-fit gutter guards. Our team of leaf protection installers is always ready to assist you with your upcoming gutter project. Call us today at (855) 974-4699 to learn more.