Copper offers a character and durability that no other metal roof can match. Its appearance can complement any style of building, from the traditional to the modern. Its warmth and beauty make it a preferred material for many architects, contractors, and intelligent homeowners.
The use of copper is based upon traditional practices developed by master roofers over the last 200 years. There are numerous examples of copper roofs which have been in place 300-600+ years. Copper’s resistance to the elements ranks among the highest of any roofing materials.
When properly designed and installed, a copper roof provides an economical, long-term roofing solution. Its low life cycle costs are attributable to the low maintenance, long life, and salvage value of copper. Unlike many other metal roofing materials, copper requires no painting or finishing.
The ductility and malleability of copper make it an easy material to form over irregular roof structures. Domes, curved roof shapes and castles are readily handled with copper.
In recent years, new tools and installation methods have been introduced that aid in the quick, proper, and economical installation of copper roofs. However, the longevity of a copper roof is defined by the corners, ridges and roof penetrations which must be installed using European Guild methods.