Copper as a roofing material can offer durability and “character” that no other metal type roof can. The appearance of copper roofing can compliment just about any style of building designs from traditional looks to more modern designs.
Copper roofs are a long term and economical roofing solution because unlike many other metal roofing options it does not require painting or finishing. The warm bronze tones can be seen to develop a green “patina” finish that happens through a natural weathering process.
Being malleable and ductile gives copper the ability to be easily bent and molded specifically for irregularly shaped roofs or structures like domes and other curved shapes. Additionally copper is a lightweight material which offers a clear benefit because, lightweight roofs do not put as much stress on the internal structure of your home. This aspect is especially advantageous when there is a large amount of snowfall.
At a Glance:
Price – Copper is more expensive compared to the traditional roof shingles and shakes. They are quick and easy to install which offsets the cost of the material.
Performance – Copper roofs are very strong and last very long (lasting up to 50+ years with proper repair and regular maintenance) and have a high resistance to hail, fire and mildew. This material is also very energy efficient as it reflects light instead of allowing the heat to go through the roof and into your home which helps you with your cooling or heating costs.
Installation – Quick and Easy.
Sound – Copper roofing can amplify the sound of rain during a storm and make it sound louder regardless of when you are inside the house.
Affected by Weather – Copper roofs expand and contract depending on the weather which can result in the fasteners coming loose. This is not something that the homeowner should be alarmed about but, it should be re-tightened or repaired at the very soonest to ensure the longevity of your roof and the safety of your home.
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