Copper Leader Heads
Leader heads, also referred to as collector heads, collector boxes, or conductor heads, are attached to the very top of downspouts (leaders). They are a significant component of a gutter’s spouting system, serving both a functional and an aesthetic purpose.
When looking for leader heads, there are many choices you can look for. Today, leader heads are made of various sheet metal materials such as stainless steel, galvanized steel, galvalume, aluminum, dark bronze, freedom gray, or copper.
Copper material is used for many architectural elements such as finials, dormers, gutters, chimney caps, cupolas, or weathervanes. Copper material has been used for roofing, guttering, and for downspouts on many buildings, especially for its durability and resistance to harsh weather conditions for many years.
Copper leader heads offer a way to give a complete appearance to your copper gutter system, whether it is K-style, box, or half-round gutters. Copper leader heads keep water where it belongs while creating a striking effect on the exterior of any home or office.
A Few of the Most Popular Copper Leader Heads We Carry
Crescent City Copper carries a large selection of copper leader heads including these popular stylest:
How Leader Heads Work
Leader heads are occasionally dismissed as unnecessary to the functioning of a gutter system, but this is a major error. While some choose to install systems without them to cut costs, over the long term a gutter system without leader heads will function much less effectively than one that has them.
This is because leader heads serve the following important purposes:
- Contain the overflow during periods of excessive rain, snow, or hail
- Prevent a vacuum from forming by allowing air into the conductor. This will keep water moving through the system more efficiently and prevent blockages that would otherwise occur.
Leader heads are often placed below the eave for an architectural statement. Leader heads are also used to channel water from a through-wall scupper (an opening in the side walls of a vessel or an open-air structure) and can be incorporated into a rainwater harvesting system for a flat roof.
Visual Appeal of Copper
Copper leader heads are a subtle way to enhance the appeal of any home, whether the exterior is constructed from wood, brick, stucco, or stone. Copper gutters are a beautiful and functional choice, and due to their resistance to corrosion, they are a necessary addition to homes with certain kinds of roofs. However, a copper gutter system is not complete without copper leader heads, which put the finishing touch on the exterior of your home or commercial building.
A Great Choice Today and Tomorrow
Copper has been the most popular choice for leader heads for both residential and commercial structures due to its timeless style and inherent reliability. Styles range from extremely simple to highly ornate and will complement any structure. When you choose copper leader heads as part of your copper gutter system, you are making a lasting investment in the quality of your building’s exterior plumbing and its overall appearance.
The appearance of your home or office sends a message to those who see it. Copper leader heads, copper downspouts and gutters are a way of showing your appreciation for classic construction and expressing your personal style. Crescent City Copper is your source for quality copper fixtures in many styles. We also design custom leader heads, so you can be sure that your building’s exterior sends the message you intend.
Shop copper leader heads from Crescent City Copper
Crescent City Copper is your store for copper leader heads and any other copper fixtures. We offer a wide selection, customized pieces, and a competent staff to provide each customer with a satisfying experience and beautiful addition to their home.