Materials for every component of a building construction project should be considered carefully. There are far more factors to consider than cost. For each factor of a building, different materials offer unique benefits that help builders and homeowners get the most for their money. When it comes to selecting material for the eavestroughs of a building, copper offers up the most benefits. Due to its durability and sustainability under the harsh Canadian climate, homeowners of Toronto and the GTA can get the most effective eavestroughs from Copper Works Canada.
The Importance of Eavestroughs
Eavestroughs are one of the most important components in protecting your home investment. Faulty and unreliable eavestroughs can cause irreparable damage to your building and your property. When eavestroughs become blocked, or are unable to effectively carry water away from the home, water can seep down the sides of the house and cause cracks in windows and mould to the inside walls. In addition, if water enters existing cracks in a home's foundation, it can expand upon freezing, causing greater cracks and further damage. A cracked foundation leaves a house vulnerable to pest infestation and devastating basement floods.
In order to avoid these problems, a proper outdoor guttering system is essential. When it comes to choosing the material for your eavestroughs, copper is simply the superior choice.
Benefits of Copper Eavestroughs
Copper has a long life span of up to 100 years. As all four of the Canadian seasons can be extreme in their own rights, copper is able to withstand strong rains and the weight of leaves and heavy snowfall. Its' durability means that it will not need to be replaced or repaired on a regular basis, saving homeowners both time and money.
The greatest threat to eavestroughs, conductor heads and downspouts
is blockages. Blockages can cause water to overflow and damage the home. Copper contains natural elements of algaecide and fungicide which breakdown leaves, twigs and fungi, preventing them from becoming clogged.
Beyond the practical elements of copper eavestroughs, this strong material is aesthetically pleasing and a complete outdoor drainage system made from copper will not take away from a home's appearance. In fact, the use of copper will enhance curbside appeal and draw the eye. An improved home exterior will help in increasing a home's overall value. Once it is installed, copper eavestroughs will be shiny and reflect a bronze like hue. As they mature, they develop an attractive blue-green patina that reflects a dignified look.
Copper Works Canada has years of experience outfitting homes in Toronto and the GTA with reliable copper guttering systems
. We are able to enhance the look of any building with copper finials, roofing
and many other copper services. Call Copper Works Canada today at 905-831-6434 to see how we can help enhance your home.