Greek Revival, Craftsman Bungalow, Victorian, Queen Anne or Colonial Revival . If you have any type of historic home you may want to keep the appearance with copper gutters. The most popular is the half round. Half round gutters were popularized in the early 1900s when metal roll machines came into regular use. They are, just as the name implies, a half round design with either a single or double bead rolled edge for added strength.

Why choose Copper Gutters for Historic Home?

Traditionally, many homes use aluminum for their gutters and don’t give much thought to the overall appearance or necessary upkeep that may be needed later down the line. While aluminum gutters may be reasonably priced , copper gutters are most definitely worth the investment if you care for the aesthetic and longevity of your home.

Copper gutters not only look nice, but are also extremely durable, making them more resilient in all weather. Because of this, they are less likely to weaken. Properly maintained copper gutters can last for around 50-150 years. This is longer than any other gutter material on the market. Other materials typically last for around 10-30 years. Often homeowners can recoup the higher initial installation cost of copper with fewer replacements needed over time.

In order to properly install copper gutters, a specialist is needed because the copper gutters must be customized and tailored to each specific home. This allows for not only ensuring you get the look you desire, there will likely be less seams which results in less leaks in the future. To prevent corroding the copper, all nails and other associated material must be copper. Soldering is used, this added attention to detail in making sure all of the copper gutter materials are secure and will last is what makes copper gutters a very nice option for longevity.

Copper gutters will acclimate to the environment over time and result in what is known as “patina” – a green or brown film on the surface of copper or similar metals, produced by oxidation over a long period. This beautiful green hue accentuates homes to give it that historic era look, showcasing the beautiful vintage era in the copper gutters. Not only are they durable, but they surely bring attention from any onlookers that may look at your home.

If you have poorly installed gutters, your home is in jeopardy! This is especially true in four season states like PA and NJ. Rain, snow and sleet brings water back to your home causing rot damage to exterior doors and windows. This can result in extensive damage and will require repair work. A dirty clogged gutter is worse than no gutters at all! If you’re unsure of the quality and state of your gutters, please contact Keltom Gutter Service. 877-535-8660. We service 14 counties in NJ and also service Bucks, Lehigh, Monroe and Northampton PA counties.
We want to help you keep your largest asset safe, your home!