Copper is man’s oldest metal, dating back more than 10,000 years. Copper has been used for roofing for thousands of years around the world. It is considered a premium roofing material used by home owners and architects alike because it is a permanent roofing product that increases the curb appeal and real estate value of a building and provides the highest return on investment of all roofing materials. A copper roof has an elegant look and is aesthetically pleasing as it turns from the natural orange-brown color to a warm blue-green or blue-grey patina.
Advantages of Copper Roofing
Copper Roofs installed today contain over 75% of recycled content causing the least damage to our environment. It is a highly valued recycled material thus saving energy and precious natural resources. It is also the only roofing material that improves with age. It will never rust or corrode, requires little to no maintenance, and has natural antimicrobial properties that resist mold.
The primary purpose of the roof is to keep the building dry. A properly installed copper roof can withstand high winds, heavy rains and snowfalls. A copper roof is not flammable making it even more valuable to the protection of the building.
Copper Roof Installation Process
The installation process of a copper roof is where the expertise of the roofing contractor can determine the longevity of the benefits of copper. A study conducted for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association at the International Training Institute conducted testing on the 5 methods of soldering flatlock seam copper joints. Of the 5 methods tested, only one passed all the stress tests to represent 75 years of service on a roof. At Roof Top Services, our master metal mechanics are trained to employ only the technique that passed all the tests. This technique and attention to detail is what sets us apart from other roofing companies. When we start a new standing seam copper roof, we customize the layout as it relates to dormers, walls, skylights or any obstacles that may alter the layout. We change the widths of the custom -made panels to be symmetrical and aesthetically appealing. Great attention is given to this detail prior to beginning the project.