Seamless Copper Gutters - General Description
Advantages of Seamless Copper Rain Gutter is that they are highly attractive & Classy in an antique way. When Copper are first installed they have that attractive gold shine to them but over time, usually over a 5 year period the copper oxidizes and Patinas. The Patina is an oxidized coating formed on the copper to protect it from corrosion. The patina color is a greenish brown. By the 6th year the copper gutter will entirely covered in patina. The patina color will give the gutters and downspouts that nice wonderful, Beautiful classical Look.
Disadvantages of copper seamless gutters
The only Disadvantages are that they cannot be on or near aluminum. (Example): Copper gutters on top of aluminum fascia or aluminum gutters with copper roof valleys or copper roof flashing that has the water drain into the aluminum gutters. Also that shiny gold color will not stay.
Copper plus Seamless Gutters
A product that adds more tinsel strength to the gutters and downspouts. Copper plus at the core is seamless steel and copper bonded in an advanced metal bonding technique that creates a highly durable product. The great thing is that it has been around for over forty years. The Real advantages to the product are lower weights and forms easily. Also lower expansion and contraction movements. And with the stainless steel at its core it gives you tremendously lower corrosion rate and an unprecedented strength. The copper plus also ages over time with the patina coating.
Ounce of prevention
Seamless gutters protect your home from rot, mold, mildew, leaky basements & sinking foundations. Correct gutter installation is must to give you peak performance from the element.
When SELA GUTTER CONNECTION comes out to evaluate your home we are looking at how we can carry the water away from the house and foundation and also how to make sure that the drainage will function properly and overall to make your home look great.
Why do I need Gutter Protection?
To keep your seamless gutters working properly they need to be kept clean. If they are not kept clean they will not function properly. The following can happen: The downspout can get clogged preventing the proper drainage. This can cause overflow on your gutters causing you to have mold, mildew, basement leaking and foundation deteration. A Homeowner can NOT overlook proper gutter cleaning to protect their investment. Just one hard rain can cause a ton of problems to your home.
So the initial investment to a proper gutter protection system is a small investment for your future sense of wellbeing. Please don't take any chances on missing a cleaning or getting up on the roof or ladder to clean out your gutters. Give yourself a long term solution.
Preventing Damage to your Seamless Gutters
When you are looking for new real estate gutters are rarely mentioned because they are such a small part of your home. But without them they can cause a lot of damage, like rot, mold, mildew, basement flooding, cracked foundations, landscape erosion & plant damage. To have proper functioning gutters is a necessity to prevent this kind of damage. The cost to fix the above problems can be a lot more than repair or installing new gutters or gutter protection. SELA's own LEAFX gutter protection will prevent this kind of damage from happening and giving you peace of mind.