Your home is one of the biggest monetary investments you will ever make. When it comes to protecting your building and your property, it is vital that your outdoor drainage system is running at top performance. Due to the harsh Canadian climate, homes in Toronto and the GTA are extremely susceptible to damage caused by intense weather conditions. Our homes are faced with weather that changes dramatically on a four season basis, with each one offering different factors that threaten our home; intense heat in the summer, falling leaves and debris in the autumn, snow and cold snaps in the winter and heavy rains in the spring. Because of this, homes should be protected with the most susceptible material available for downspouts, eavestroughs and conductor heads
. Copper is, without a doubt, the strongest material available to withstand Canadian weather conditions.
Why Is Outdoor Plumbing Important?
Eavestroughs, conductor heads and downspouts work together to protect your home and property from water damage. When water is allowed to seep down the sides of a building, it can cause cracks in windows, seep inside a home causing mould, or cause foundation damage. Windows are expensive to repair, and breathing in mould can be a safety hazard for you and your family. Cracks in a foundation can permit pests to enter your home and if water enters existing cracks, they can expand when they freeze.
While a strong eavestrough and conductor head will collect water, a downspout will effectively move it away from the property. It is important to make sure that downspouts do not become blocked and that they are maintained and cleaned on a regular basis.
Why Choose Copper?
Copper is a durable material that is not prone to rust. It has a life span of up to 100 years, so it is a good investment as the chances of needing to be repaired are rather slim. As keeping your drainage system free of debris is so important, copper truly is the number one choice as it contains natural elements of algaecide and fungicide that will naturally break down leaves, twigs and other debris. Copper can withstand heavy weights so copper gutters will not collapse under the weight of fallen branches and snow.
Beyond the functionality of copper, an outdoor drainage system installed by Copper Works Canada
will not take away from the appearance of your home. Due to its shiny bronze-like hue that naturally matures into a blue-green patina, copper downspouts and eavestroughs will truly enhance the outer appearance of your home. In addition, using copper will increase your home's overall value as its material is a great selling point due to the enhancement of curbside appeal and the long life of the strong, durable material.
Copper Works Canada is able to design custom-made downspouts in a variety of shapes and sizes
. Homeowners can choose from anything from a fish head to a regular squared pipe. Call the professionals at Copper Works Canada today at 905-831-6434.