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Updated 11/24/2008

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Here is the types of rust free gutters that we offer
Click on the photos below to go to those related web pages

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To See Our Copper Gutter Jobs Web Pages:

Click on the photo above to look at and read about several of the more recent copper gutter jobs I've done since 2000, along with some of the more custom fabrication we offer, to make your rain management function, last, and look as good as possible at a reasonable cost.

More Custom
Downspout Options
for a better fit

 

My Exclusive Leaf-
catchers
w/stainless
steel screen & 6 SS
screws per mounting
bracket:
Copper Leaf-catcher

The Advantages of Copper

(a) You no longer need to worry about re-painting again.
(b) Copper will not mildew or stain like any painted surface, so no cleaning is required.
(c) They will tarnish to a brown within a few months to compliment most any earth tone paint color, which does not show dirt so readily as a lighter tone gutter.
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Copper is the only metal for gutters with a thicker option for stronger gutters: 20oz copper. Even the standard 16oz copper for gutters is a little stronger than aluminum gutters.
(e) It is a much better value, since you get metal that is worth 6 times as much as aluminum, yet only costs you about 2 to 3 time the cost, because most of what you pay for in construction is labor and their other business expenses.
(f) Adorning your house in copper will increase the resale value more than the cost difference = profit. It also makes the house more sellable, because they will believe you had attended to all the details with this sort of pride.
(g) And the #1 reason people buy copper gutters is for the feeling you get to know you are one of the few with real solid copper gutter wrapping around your house.

The only down side may be the replacement cost if those copper gutters were to get damaged or stolen. It is true that roofers doing a tear-off often damage the gutters, but they are still financially responsible to fix that damage to the same condition. Since copper gutters do not have a specific life span they will  have to replace with new parts no matter how old they are.

As to theft; I have only heard one of my clients report loosing a single downspout on the corner of 16th S. E. Division. I advised they wait 5 months to see if he returns for more. Nothing happened, so they had me replace it. Now that scrap prices have dropped to 1/3 what it was, that risk has dropped considerably.

Our installation advantages are too numerous to list here, but you can go to our 'Quality Standards' page to see what sets me apart from the competition. Besides my bids being half of some other gutter contractors; it would be a great waste of copper and money to have them installed so poorly, like most licensed gutter contractors still do and have them not last.

 Mitered End-caps for a better look.

Special custom copper gutter work

 Special Custom Copper Gutter Work you will not find else where.

Super Outlets

 

 

3" x 4" & 10" wide Super Size Outlets as seen here for a no-clog gutter.

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To See Our Aluminum Gutter Jobs Web Pages:

Our Aluminum Gutter Installations

or a link to Just Addresses Page that loads a lot faster without all the photos.

Downspout Comparison Page

Unusual Gutter Applications
Click on any one of the photos shown here to look at and read more detail about several of the aluminum gutter jobs we have done and see hundreds of digital photos.  Also some of the more custom fabrication we offer to keep your rain management functional, last, and look as good as possible.

No-clog Gutter Comparison Page


Custom Scupper Fabrication

Custom Wood Repair

Exclusive Mitered End-cap Option
Aluminum -V- Copper Gutters:
Many of my gutter jobs are made with painted aluminum sheet metal and installed with stainless steel screws (no nails).  Considering the high price of copper, which cost me a good 6 times the cost of aluminum gutter parts, copper may be out of the reach of most Homeowners, but my copper gutter bids have been only around twice the cost of aluminum gutters, so copper is actually the better value.

Warning!

Aluminum -V- Steel Gutters:
Be very aware of rip-off gutter contractors who want to sell you on steel gutters, charming as they may be.  They will claim steel gutters are stronger. 
Besides the fact that they are required to use a high grade of aluminum alloy for gutters, and aluminum gutters are much thicker to compensate for this strength issue, damaged gutters accounts for less than 10% of the replacements I've seen over the last decade +.  At least 80% is due to rusted steel failure, so it is quite clear what should not be used.  As seen with the Acura NSX sports car (shown right) they can engineer aluminum alloys to be just as strong as steel, yet still lighter for fuel efficiency, but more importantly is how aluminum will not rust.  Can you see the real difference now?  Do not be taken in for those lies.  Steel is just a lot cheaper for them to buy and assures them of repeat business. Also, many Homeowners have been fooled into thinking they are getting aluminum, but actually got still gutters again. The metal can be easily tested with a magnet. Only steel will attract a magnet.

Cost Example:
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epending on the current market prices scrap steel is about $0.03 cents per pound = $60 per ton.

Where scrap aluminum is worth around $0.45 per pound = $900 per ton.

Copper scrap metal is worth around $1.00 per pound = $2,000 per ton.

That is why most cars today are still made with cheap steel frames and body parts.

(if you are looking for copper gutters, see above)

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A Comparison to Our No-clog Gutter System
A lot more than just a check list
(click on the image below to go to that web page)

Above left is an actual aluminum LEAFGUARD® gutter cross section profile that we have to show clients the clear difference. The image right shows our more user-friendly hinged copper leaf screen over our copper K-5 gutter for the same cost.

 

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Other Helpful Roofing Information
For some valuable advice with regards to roofing and rain management issues check out our:

(a) Gutter Installation
(b) Gutter Debris Protection Options
(c) Roofing Quality Standards
(d) Chimney Flashing

(e) Moss Control & Treatment

web pages for answers and solutions that could save you thousands of $ and a great deal of anguish.

If you do find this information very helpful, feel free to send us a $ tip for the assistance we so freely have published on the web here for your benefit, like you might tip a waitress.  Heck, send us a gift certificate for a candle lit dinner for two. <LOL>

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Below is a photo of our
Better Business Bureau's
NW Business Integrity Award
for the year 1998

1999 Better Business Award

We were also a 1997 finalist for this same award. See our referral web page to see how we managed to be honored with this special award

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