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Copper gutters are a beautiful and timeless addition to any home, but did you know they are very durable and offer low maintenance, also? Copper will last more than 100 years! Top that, aluminum or steel!
You may have a project that is located in a historic area, or may simply be attempting to duplicate a unique gutter or downspout profile. We have the capability to fabricate certain custom copper gutter profiles that are no longer commercially available. We do this on a job-by-job basis, by gathering information from the existing units.
We ALSO install standard 6" K-style seamless copper gutters (last four photos on this page). We recently purchased a brand-new 6" K-style gutter machine. Why should this matter to you? Our gutters run straight and true, without bowing into or away from the house, or dipping up or down. Also, gutter machines are sometimes subjected to harsh conditions, and have been known to have debris enter into the area where the forming rollers are located. This can result in chipped or pitted rollers, which can leave unsightly pits or dings in your new gutters. Our gutter machine is stored in an environmentally controlled building when not in use, to prevent internal rust, which can be caused by condensation. It is carefully kept free from entry of foreign material, in transit, in use, and in storage.
We install 5" or 6" half-round gutters, standard rectangular copper downspouts, and plain round or corrugated round copper downspouts, all in 3" or 4" diameter. We also fabricate "twisted octagonal" downspouts. We can make them in 3" or 4" diameter.
The copper gutter below was fabricated to replicate an existing custom gutter profile. This customer specified painted aluminum downspouts, in order to match the color of the stucco walls. We prefer not to mix 'n' match metals, but we will combine copper and aluminum for you, if you want. Mixing galvanized or painted steel with either of the other two is not recommended, due to damage that will eventually occur from galvanic corrosion.
Here is a series of photos from a job that called for the replication of a 6" custom half-round gutter profile. A standard half-round gutter utilizes a 3/8" rolled bead at the leading edge. This profile called for a 1" square box section, instead. They were attached with twisted copper bar hangers, custom-made from 1/8" bar stock. These gutters are very strong, and can handle a ladder leaning against them quite well. This job was completed with the installation of 4" round downspouts.
The profile below is different from the one above. Also, when this gutter replacement was completed, it was chemically treated to produce the characteristic copper patina. Notice the old patina color on the light fixture below it. In less than thirty minutes after treatment, this gutter was green.
The lower gutter in this photo is a seamless 6" K-style copper gutter. The upper gutter is a 5" half-round copper gutter, which was selected to match the original, damaged gutter on this home. We can do these in 5" or 6", but 6" will handle significanly more rainflow than 5". The same is true for the size difference from 5" to 6" in K-style, also.
Below are some jobs for which standard 6" K-style gutters were selected.
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