When people think about their options for a new roof, copper is not a material that generally comes to mind. However, copper has been used as a roofing material for centuries, it is highly durable, long lasting, resistant to high winds and fire and when compared to materials like asphalt and slate it is lightweight and very strong.
Copper Roof Variations
Copper roofing comes in many different forms, these include standing seam where the copper is laid as a continuous covering which was pre-measured and cut to size in the factory. Smaller copper panels that are held together with clips or rivets, or even in shingle or tile form which are laid just like asphalt. In all cases, your copper roof will be highly durable and long lasting.
Durability of Copper Roofing
The longevity of copper roofing is unsurpassed, a well installed and cared for copper roof can last for hundreds of years. All it needs from the owner is occasional cleaning using a brush and a solution made out of lemon juice, vinegar and salt. As the roof ages it will move through a deep brown stage and finally acquire a deep green patina which will set in after a few years.
Due to the long lasting and reusable nature of copper, a copper roof is actually a very environmentally friendly option. The copper on your roof may well have been reclaimed from a previous use and once it is no longer needed to shelter you from the rain, it can be sold and reused as another properties roof or for any number of other purposes.
A copper roof is a great choice for beauty, durability and longevity. It may not be for everybody but is definitely a roofing option worth considering.
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