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Copper Roofing Systems – Durable & Low Maintenance

Copper is a beautiful, natural material which is well suited to the demands of modern architecture while retaining a timeless quality.

This noble material is an ideal building material for both exteriors and interiors of buildings. It is low maintenance, does not require any cleaning, and unlike many other metal roofing materials, it requires no painting or finishing; For this reason, it is the perfect material for difficult or dangerous access surfaces.

It is durable; that’s why you can often see copper roofs on churches, government buildings and other institutions and there are references to applications of Copper in roofs with more than a century of existence that remain in good condition. Copper exposed to the exterior is self-protecting, creating over time a patina that self-generates when damaged, thus ensuring a long durability and resistance to corrosion in practically any type of atmosphere. Its resistance to the elements ranks among the highest of modern roofing materials.

Copper is also environmentally friendly; It is a natural material present in all plants, animals, and human beings. Unlike other metals, Copper is non-toxic, does not accumulate in the body and does not present any risk of prolonged contact.

It is almost 100% recyclable and can be recycled infinitely without any loss of quality, and its superior electrical and thermal energy efficiencies reduce the waste of electrical energy.

Considering the costs throughout its life cycle, investigations reveal Copper to be a highly profitable material when compared to other materials used in coatings and roofing. This is due not only to its long life – more than 60 years – but also to its nature, free of maintenance and to its final use for recycling.

From aesthetics to performance, copper roofing has no competition. It can withstand, quite literally, anything you throw at it.

Main Benefits:

  • Copper roofs are elegant. The roof of a building should complement the whole design. Copper roofs are a head-turner on their own and a true cherry on top of an architectural cake. Which brings us to the next point.
  • Copper roofs increase real estate value. With the unique visual impact and the benefits, we will cover later, copper roofs are a feature that can’t be overlooked among high-end purchasers. Real estate agents are sure to always point copper roofs out as something that justifies the price.
  • Copper is durable. Very durable, in fact. And it gets even better with age, making it the wine of roofing materials. A copper roof is perfectly capable of withstanding a lot of natural abuse from the elements, from high winds to torrential rains and as time passes, a thin layer builds up on copper that works as a protective barrier or shield.
  • Copper is cost-effective. Because of its durability, copper pays off in the long run. Initially, it is dearer than other roofing materials, but copper roofs will last for many more years.
  • Copper roofs require minimal maintenance. If any, actually. All that copper roofs may require is some freshening up or an occasional cleaning.
  • Copper has antimicrobial qualities. Speaking of cleaning, rain is usually all it takes to wash away the dirt and biological contaminants off a copper roof. Because of its antimicrobial qualities, mould and rot won’t stick to copper.
  • Copper is lightweight. Having a light roof means less material is required for the construction below it. That can negate the initially higher price of copper roofs. Also, a light roof puts less stress on the structure, which means it’ll last longer. This quality makes copper an ideal roofing material for buildings in high-snowfall areas.
  • Copper has a high heat threshold. That means that minimal thermal movements occur in a properly designed copper roof. Simply put – a copper roof won’t deform as the weather cycles between hot and cold. At least not as much as other materials would.
  • Copper roofs have fireproof capabilities. As long as the fire is on the outside of the building, of course. It takes a lot of heat to destroy copper. The melting point of copper is 1085°C, while an average forest fire is well below that temperature.
  • Copper is natural and recyclable. If it ever gets removed from a building, the copper from the roof and other trim pieces can be reclaimed and recycled. Demand for recycled copper has been high for quite some time and it still is.

Due to its long life and its excellent aesthetic characteristics, it is considered a great quality material and the perfect roofing solution.

Copper complements glass, stone, wood & brick and its versatility makes it the ideal component for all types of building projects.

Our team of highly skilled roofers has years of experience and is specialized in the installation of standing seam copper roofing and cladding, including flat roofing.

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Copper Roofing FAQs

What are the benefits of copper roofing?

Copper roofing offers several advantages. Firstly, it is highly durable and can last for decades, even up to a century, with proper maintenance. Secondly, copper is resistant to corrosion, which means it can withstand harsh weather conditions without deteriorating. Additionally, copper roofing is energy-efficient, as it reflects sunlight and helps keep the building cooler. Lastly, copper’s unique patina develops over time, giving the roof a distinctive and elegant appearance.

Is copper roofing expensive compared to other roofing materials?

Copper roofing is generally considered a premium roofing material and may have a higher upfront cost compared to other options. However, when you consider its longevity and low maintenance requirements, copper roofing becomes a cost-effective choice in the long run. Additionally, its unique aesthetic appeal can enhance the overall value and curb appeal of your property.

How long does a copper roof last?

Copper roofs are known for their exceptional lifespan. A properly installed and well-maintained copper roof can last for over 100 years. This longevity makes copper roofing an excellent investment that can outlast several other roofing materials.

Does copper roofing require any special maintenance?

Copper roofing is relatively low-maintenance compared to many other roofing materials. Over time, the copper will develop a protective patina that helps prevent corrosion. Occasional inspections and cleaning to remove debris and ensure proper drainage are recommended. Additionally, any damaged or loose copper elements should be repaired promptly to maintain the roof’s integrity.

Can copper roofing be installed on any type of building?

Copper roofing is versatile and can be installed on various types of buildings, including residential homes, commercial buildings, historical structures, and architectural landmarks. Whether it’s a steep-sloped roof or a flat roof, experienced roofing professionals can tailor the installation techniques to suit the specific requirements of each building.

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