Custom Copper Gutters

You may have a job that is located in a historic area, or may simply be attempting to duplicate a special gutter profile. We have the capability to manufacture custom copper gutter profiles that are no longer commercially available. We do this on a job-by-job basis, taking measurements from the existing units, and then custom manufacturing them in our shop. We also install standard 6" K-style and 5" or 6" half-round gutters.

This profile was manufactured using ninety-degree-angle bends with the exception of the lower front corner, which is a one-inch radius. 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 steel with either of the other two is not recommended.

 

 

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.

Custom copper half-round gutter, retro-fitted to a modified bitumen flat roof.

 

Custom copper half-round gutters and downspout under modified bitumen flat roof.

 

Custom copper half-round gutter with 4" round downspout.

 

Custom copper half-round gutters.

 

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.

 

This picture is a bit out of focus, but I chose to include it so you could get an accurate understanding of this profile. It goes with the picture immediately above.

 

This profile is similar to a half-round gutter on the front surface. The rear portion is flat to match the angle of the roof. The bottom edge of the copper hood panels are seamed to it and soldered. It is mounted to the top side of the roof deck, rather than attached to the front of the fascia (or gutter board) This was done to match the original construction.

 

The lower gutter in this picture is a standard 6" K-style. The upper gutter is a 5" half-round style, which was selected to match the original construction.

 

Below are some jobs for which standard 6" K-style gutters were selected.