Copper is a pure, natural material which has the added characteristic of unique changing visual characteristics. It is also extremely durable and resistant to corrosion in any atmosphere, and requires no decoration or maintenance. Copper roofing is also environmentally friendly, fully recyclable, safe to use and can be worked in all temperatures. Tried and tested, copper roofing Toronto is the most trouble-free material for roofing.
Benefits of Copper Roofing
Copper roofing doesn’t come cheap, but considering the benefits offered by this material, its cost is definitely justified. The most important advantages of roofing systems made from this metal are:
Roof maintenance can be costly and extremely time-consuming. However, copper roofing needs very little care. Note that this procedure should be performed by professional copper roofing contractors as they use specialized solutions and tools that won’t damage patina, the natural protective coating that prevents corrosion.
High degree of weather protection.
Snowy winters won’t be a threat to your roof as copper is impervious to water damage, and its natural protection gets stronger when the metal ages and oxidates (patina). A properly installed copper roof won’t be damaged by the wind. This metal also offers efficient lightning protection.
A copper roof won’t catch on fire from a stray ember that travels up your chimney. In case a fire does occur inside the house, the roof can prevent it from spreading.
Copper roofs are green in several ways. Patina turns the metal greenish, but it’s the fact that it’s environmentally friendly that matters most. This roof can last for centuries and be recycled if you decide to replace it.
Hand-Formed Double-Lock Standing Seam
Hand-formed, Double-lock standing seam roofing is one example of custom copper roofing. It has been around for centuries and is one of the the oldest types of roofs used in America. Often referred to as a “Tin” roof, these hand formed metal roofs were made using just a few hand tools. Before advanced tooling and manufacturing were available, metal roofs were fabricated on-site from raw materials. This resulted in skilled craftsmen getting the opportunity to display their craftsmanship on details all over the roof.
At Merlin’s Roofing, we still practice and train our employees on these types of custom copper roofing methods. A hand-formed standing seam roof made of copper can be expected to last upward of 75+ years, all the while displaying a beautiful patina. These roofs can easily be added to porches, awnings, and bay windows while adding an endless amount of charm to almost any structure.
Copper Roofing Types
Choosing the best type of copper roofing is bound to be difficult as there are many options available and each of them is good. Our experts will provide you with advice and highlight the pros and cons of every solution so that you can make a wise decision.
The most popular types of copper roofs are:
Used for curved surfaces, vaults, domes, and low-slope roofs.
Used for cupolas, domes, and barrel vaults.
Can be used to create any type of standing seam construction.
Give your house that added elegant look with
various decorative copper, metal and zinc designs!
As copper is highly flexible, it’s perfect for creating custom roofing solutions. There are different types of copper panels and shingles on the market, and you can even purchase strips of metal for making some creative details. Corrugated copper roofing is also available and very popular due to its attractive appearance. You will also need to install copper flashing as this roof deserves nothing less.
Despite the fact that copper is an amazing material on its own, copper and zinc alloys are efficient as well. They have all the benefits of copper but offer a wider range of colors. Note that patina on these roofing systems will also have a different hue. Consider lead coated copper roofing if you want to have a light lead colored roof with the durability of copper.
Merlins Roofing Corp., a copper roofing service specialist, can help you design, install, repair, or restore any type of copper roof. This incredible metal is so durable that even if you buy a property with a copper roof that hasn’t been maintained in years, the chance is high that it can be returned to its former glory. Therefore, even though the cost of this roofing system is fairly high, it will prove to be an extremely cost-efficient solution in the long run.
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