At Innovative Roofing, we help property owners to get the most out of their investments with state-of-the-art systems and best in class products that will make property maintenance easy and effective for the years to come.
One thing that customers often ask us about is using copper for gutter guard structures on the roof. They’ve seen these top-tier designs in their neighborhoods or in a magazine somewhere, and they want the same impressive grandeur for their roof.
The Popularity of Copper Gutter Guards
Property owners who want only the best accents and structural accessories for their homes or business properties often select copper gutter guards for their style and attractive design.
One of our customers explained it pretty well, talking about how either a vinyl or a copper roof gutter guard helps to prevent leaves and debris from sticking in the gutter and impacting the flow of rainwater.
The customer, looking at the roof area, talked about how vinyl looks “really generic, kind of like a cast or a prosthetic device” and how copper, on the other hand, “looks natural, historic,” and really changes the face of a property.
These installations simply look great, drawing the viewer's eye to your roof edge and complement the neat angles and precise outlay of new construction or a new renovation of a historic property. They are often paired with black or dark colored roofing materials to catch the eye in a positive way, but other designs are possible, too. We have seen customers match copper with sheet metal roofing or even, in one case, terra cotta, although that project ultimately changed. The point is, customers are able to choose, with good estimates and demonstrations, what’s best for their properties.
Considerations for Copper Gutter Guards
If you're going with copper over a generic material like vinyl, experts suggest pairing that copper with other metals other than aluminum, because the two don't go well together. Copper is often paired with copper or stainless steel or some alloy.
With that in mind, it's also important to look for signs of tarnishing over time, and have a full maintenance plan for this type of accessory.
All of that is easier when you partner with a professional firm that understands quality in roofing. As we like to say: “reliability starts from the top.” Talk to Innovative Roofing about your options for outfitting your property in the KCMO area. We will help you to figure out what’s best for your roof!