Copper gutters are the perfect option if you are looking to add character and craftsmanship to your home. Copper gutters naturally patina with age and will vary in color depending on climate. Copper gutters are also durable and long-lasting and will never rust or need to be painted. This type of gutter system should be installed by a professional because joints and seams must be soldered. A major disadvantage of copper gutters is the cost and installation – copper gutters are much harder to install and are more expensive than aluminum or steel options.