Just How Expensive Are Copper Gutters Anyway?

Copper gutters can add a dramatic and classy touch to many homes, particularly those in some of Chicagoland’s more historical districts. But, for many, the perceived costs of these gutter systems prevents them from looking into them further. A recent article published by Improvenet.com entitled How Much Do Copper Gutters Cost? provides important information for any homeowner who is considering this type of upgrade.

The article states that copper gutter systems can run from $15 to $25 per linear foot. While these costs may seem outlandish when compared to the cost of aluminum gutters, which run from $4 to $8 a linear foot, but there are benefits that can make them worth the added costs. To best help homeowners come to a decision, the article lays out the pros and cons of a copper gutter system.

Pros. Copper gutters:

  • Are naturally resistant to corrosion
  • Can last from 60 to 100 years, with proper maintenance
  • Are frequently made from recycled materials
  • Add to the curb appeal of your home

Cons. Copper gutters:

  • Are far more expensive than aluminum
  • Tend to turn green as they age
  • May be targeted for theft for their scrap value
  • Require a bit of extra maintenance

You can learn more by reading the full article here.

Whatever you decide about copper gutters, if you need to have gutters installed on your Chicagoland home, you can call the experts at Baltic Home Improvements for free estimate of your job. Our qualified team of contractors can handle your job with professionalism and high quality workmanship. Contact us today to learn how you can be added to our long list of satisfied customers.

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