Copper Guttering combines the incredible aesthetics and unique natural properties of copper to provide homeowners with a traditionally beautiful, yet highly durable rainwater system. Copper guttering can be installed onto virtually any property, lend...
Copper Guttering combines the incredible aesthetics and unique natural properties of copper to provide homeowners with a traditionally beautiful, yet highly durable rainwater system. Copper guttering can be installed onto virtually any property, lending itself both to modern office buildings and period homes.
Copper is an excellent guttering material thanks to a number of qualities. Copper is incredibly durable, with copper gutters expected to last up to a century thanks to copper’s natural corrosion resistance. Another benefit is that copper is naturally poisonous to plant life, meaning you won’t have to deal with any moss or algae growth. This makes copper guttering a long-lasting, virtually maintenance-free option for homeowners.
Our range of copper guttering includes everything you’ll need to install a complete rainwater system. This includes angle pieces, pipe branches, drain shoes, fixings and more. So no matter the size of property you’re working on, you’ll be able to source all the materials needed for your project right here. Plus, thanks to our extensive nationwide delivery network, your copper guttering should be on your doorstep in a matter of days!
Copper guttering is also one of the most environmentally-friendly rainwater solutions available. It’s manufactured using low carbon emission processes, and copper can actually be completely recycled at the end of its lifespan. This is a significant advantage over synthetic alternatives such as UPVC, which require more specialist waste streams to be recycled.
Benefits of Copper Guttering
Copper guttering offers many benefits over UPVC or galvanised steel. These include:
- Premium, sustainably sourced natural material
- Available in a wide range of sizes
- One of the strongest guttering materials available
- Corrosion-resistant, unaffected by atmospheric moisture
- Virtually maintenance-free and easy to clean
- Over time develops a unique, characterful patina
- Environmentally-friendly, recyclable material
Uses of Copper Gutters
From houses to offices, copper guttering can be used on a variety of buildings. These include:
- Residential homes
- Commercial stores
- Company offices
- Garden buildings
How Much Does Copper Guttering Cost?
Prices can start from around £30 per linear metre. Including fixings, shoes, angle brackets and so on – a complete copper guttering system can cost around £40-50 per metre. While this initial cost is significantly higher than UPVC alternatives, no other material can match the combination of performance and unique character that copper boasts. Only copper guttering can give your home that unique finishing touch, needing almost no maintenance over time. What’s more, it has an incredibly long lifespan, so your home will look beautiful for generations.
Have Any More Questions?
If you have any more questions, simply speak to our team online or by telephone. As a trusted UK supplier of roofing materials with over 40 years of experience, we'll help you pick the ideal solution for your project. This is whether you're in search of a guttering system for your home or office.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Clean Copper Gutters?
Copper guttering is actually incredibly simple to clean. Firstly, remember to always wear gloves when working with copper. This is to prevent the natural oils on your hands from damaging the surface finish on your guttering. You should also use soft, non-metallic materials to clean away debris as metal tools can scratch the surface of the copper.
- 500ml white vinegar
- 200g salt
- 200g flour
Stir these ingredients together until they form a homogenous paste. Then, apply the paste to the surface of your copper gutters and wipe it off thoroughly using a soft cloth. Once completed, your copper guttering should be gleaming again.
How Long Does It Take for Copper Gutters to Patina?
Copper’s turquoise patina is one of its greatest appeals to homeowners looking to add character to their home. This patina, sometimes called Verdigris, forms when the copper reacts to moisture and oxygen in the air. This process can take up to twenty years, or even longer in drier climates.