Gutters & Downspouts

The design of gutter and downspout assemblies is an area of building design which demands special attention. Leaking gutters and downspouts can cause serious damage to a building's interior as well as exterior. Maintenance, durability and longevity are important factors to consider when designing gutters and downspouts. Copper is an inherently corrosion resistant material which does not require special coatings to maintain its durability or its appearance.

Gutters and downspouts are designed/selected to suit the building and the customer's wishes. In some cases that may be a prefabricated aluminum or copper components. In other situations custom-made components are necessary, due to the size of the building, the architect's design, to match existing features of the building or for historical accuracy.

In restoration, old components can be reproduced and improved with modern techniques and materials. For more information on copper in architecture, see our copper page.


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