Copper gutters are used with tile and slate roofing due to their long service life when properly installed. Common styles in Northern Illinois are the half round, k style and box style gutters.
Half round and k style gutters are hung along the eaves / edge of roof sections. Special attention is required to ensure the proper size gutter and number of downspouts are installed.
Both types above are available in a high-back version. This integrates the roof to gutter flashing into the gutter when formed on a computerized bending machine. This type is preferred when ice dam issues are a concern or the customer just wants the very best available guttering.
Box gutters, also known as built in gutters, serve a special purpose in architectural design, as they are less visible from the ground. Box gutters are formed using wood and are then lined using sheet copper formed to fit the various shapes.
Along with copper gutters, our experienced teams at Ryan Restorations install copper downspouts. The shapes of the downspouts include round corrugated, round smooth, rectangular, and for the very best, we install spiral downspouts.
Contact us for more details on copper gutter replacement and installation.