Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Roofing/Siding

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-26-2010, 07:02 PM   #1
mtk
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 16
Share |
Default

Will copper gutters kill my lawn/landscaping?


I was thinking about installing copper gutters on my house. My father said he remembered that a neighbor had copper gutters and his lawn was always dead where the downspout drained into his yard.

I also read this http://www.cityofseattle.net/util/gr...cos_004351.pdf which says rain collected from copper roofs/gutters should not be used to water plants.

Is this an issue?

Thanks
Taylor

mtk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2010, 08:33 AM   #2
Member
 
RoofDiagnostics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jersey Shore, NJ
Posts: 44
Default

Will copper gutters kill my lawn/landscaping?


never heard this. Our office has a copper steep slope roof without any ill effects in respect to our plants and flowers.

RoofDiagnostics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2010, 08:06 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 6
Default

Will copper gutters kill my lawn/landscaping?


No copper gutter will not affect youre yard. Most of youre water pipes are copper right? when installing make sure you use copper or stainless steel fasteners, as galvinized will cause electrolisis and corrode rapidly
jandcwright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2010, 09:23 AM   #4
Shut in w/o Home
 
seeyou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 696
Default

Will copper gutters kill my lawn/landscaping?


I've been installing copper roofs and gutters for 25+ years. I only know of one instance where there has been noticeable adverse affect on the plant life from runoff. It's a full copper roof with copper gutters that connect to an underground drain. Where the drain daylights, the water tends to pond after a good rain. There's about a 3' diameter area around that drain where the grass looks unhealthy.

I've read several reports such as the one you noted, but the above mentioned instance is the only proof I've seen.

If it's just copper gutters, I'd not be very concerned about it. Might be worth looking into if you have a full copper roof - I'm not talking about a bay window roof.
seeyou is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Copper look gutters but not as expensive ? Scuba_Dave Roofing/Siding 9 08-02-2010 09:23 AM
how to do a copper patina on new gutters serenity7art Painting 2 09-09-2009 05:38 PM
copper gutters - can i keep them shiny? wombosi Building & Construction 13 06-21-2009 09:11 PM
Copper pipe size question greymous Plumbing 18 01-30-2009 04:02 PM
Box Gutters Fix or Aluminum? jonathan03 Roofing/Siding 4 01-01-2009 12:42 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.