Are you curious about faux copper gutters? For many homeowners, it’s a great way to add an entirely new design element to the outside of their home and instantly improve curb appeal. Alpine Gutters & Downspouts in Denver is here to share all the information you need regarding faux copper gutters and tips to bring that look to your home.
For starters, faux copper gutters may be the way to go if you’re trying to save some money, but still want the beautiful look real copper gutters can give your home. The real ones are quite expensive and not in everyone’s budget, but there other options available that will help you mimic the look.
One option is to buy a can of spray paint in copper and paint them yourself, just be certain you buy a good quality paint and test the color on an inconspicuous spot as the color can oxidize somewhat and change. Another paint option, and perhaps the better one, is a can of liquid paint because it goes on truer to color, and you can use it for touch ups later if need be.
The second and far easier way to achieve the charm and antique look you’re going for is to install faux aluminum copper gutters. Our experts at Alpine Gutters & Downspouts have helped customers with quite a few of these gutter systems, so let’s talk about their key pros and cons.
Aluminum copper gutters will hold color longer than the real copper version (it will take on a worn look, which is still appealing), but the look will be slightly less rich and the system less durable. Remember, copper is not only used for aesthetic reasons, but for their resilience. In fact, real copper gutter systems can last upwards of 100 years if cared for properly.
As we said earlier, real copper comes with a higher price tag, with costs that can range from $12-$25 per linear foot. Meanwhile, faux aluminum or galvanized is $3-$8 per linear foot, installed. So you see, the savings are quite large if you go the latter route.
What it really boils down to is price versus durability. If installed correctly, aluminum copper gutters can certainly deliver the curb appeal you’re looking for, and we promise not to tell your neighbors that they are faux. Sure, you’ll have to replace them sooner than real copper, but perhaps by then your tastes will have changed, or there might be better copper-like options out on the market to choose from.
For more information about faux copper gutters and tips to bring that look to your home, get in touch with Alpine Gutters & Downspouts in Denver. Whether you’re moving into a new home, renovating or needing to replace worn out gutters, we’ll walk you through all the options available and answer any questions. Let us help you achieve that classy, antique look whether your budget fits with real or faux.
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