RIDGE VENTS

Properly installed ridge vents provide air flow through your attic allowing for temperatures to balance between the attic interior and the outside environment.

SOFFIT VENTS

Soffit vents allow the intake of air into your crawlspace or attic through venting in your eaves and overhangs.

ICE and WATER SHIELD

Sometimes called weatherguard or weathershield, ice and water shield is a rubberized material that comes in a roll just like felt paper.

Lasting distinction with Copper Gutters

Aged Patina for your rustic home makes for a classic look

Copper has been used in making gutters for years and still provides a beautiful look and long lasting
rain management system. Depending you your local climate copper gutters will first turn from the bright orange
to a dull brown. At around five years old your gutter will begin to achieve the patina that aged copper is known for.
If you can't wait for nature to run its course, there are chemicals that can create this patina effect if applied properly.



Most copper gutters can last a homeowners lifetime providing they are taken care of. They are very durable and will not corrode as fast as
aluminum, zinc or galvanized.


There is some downside to using copper gutters.

  1. The expense for installing copper gutters can be ten times as much as aluminum or vinyl.
  2. The typical homeowner may find installation very difficult. Soldering is required for gutter seams, outlets and endcaps.
  3. Copper in contact with other metals can cause damage to both metals. When choosing hangers, if you don't use copper, use brass hangers and copper pop rivets with brass pins.

Choices for your copper gutter system

Copper gutters come in different sizes and styles suitable for your architecture. K-style, half-round and light to heavy gauge copper offer varied choices, with
typical sizes running from 4-8 inches. Downspouts can be corrugated, square or round tubes. Gutter hangers and straps for downspouts are available in bronze and provide
a nice contrast. Copper leader boxes provide an appealing look while adding functionality to your system.



Deciding whether your home's architecture will be enhanced by copper patina is a big decision. If you can afford to have them installed or do it yourself, copper gutters will prove their worth
in exterior home appeal and longevity.