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Copper Roof

Dedicated to flat roof repair and the many roofing varieties.

The material used to construct a roof serves a couple of purposes. It provides protection against the worst of the weather and stops water ingress into the property. However it also provides an aesthetic purpose and can help to enhance the overall appearance and attractiveness of a property. There are a number of materials that can be used for roof building with metal being one of these. This can be a good option for a number of reasons and a copper roof is an example of this.

While copper has been used for hundreds of years on prestigious buildings, it has been less common on smaller residential buildings. This has typically been down to cost as it is one of the more expensive roofing materials to use. However while it may be more expensive to install, it can be a cost effective choice in terms of durability and life expectancy. While most roofing materials generally have a life span of around 20 to 30 years, a copper roof can easily last for 75 years and much more and in many cases will outlast the structure. This means that although it can be more expensive to install, it is unlikely that you will need to replace it and if you plan to remain in a property for many years it can be a cost effective option to consider.

There are a few ways that a copper roof can be installed. Copper tiles and shingles are an option and there are a number of companies that produce these including Zappone, Copper Roofing and Future Roof. Standing seam roofing is also an option and this comprises strips of metal running from roof peak to eaves. Future Roof has an example of this which incorporates interlocking strips with snap lock connections. It is also possible to get a pre-measured continuous roof in copper, although this is much less common method of installation.

There are a few options for the finish of the copper that can be used on a roof. Typically this can include bare copper which is shiny on installation, oxidized copper which is brown when installed and pre-patinated copper which has the distinctive green weathered color.

There are a number of advantages to using a copper roof on your property. Durability is one of these and once installed a copper roof should last a lifetime on your home. It is also an attractive roofing material to use and over the years the green patina which develops as the copper weathers can produce a striking appearance for a building.

The cost of a copper roof will obviously depend on the area to be covered. However copper shingles can be purchased for between $4 and $15. Copper Roofing, for example, has a diamond shaped copper shingle which retails for $4 and is 10 inches high by 4 inches wide. They are available in bare, oxidized or pre-patinated styles. Most companies that produce copper roofing will provide quotes on request and this is typically the best way to get an idea of cost for roofing your property in copper.

While the initial cost may be more expensive than other alternatives, a copper roof is designed to last and with a much great life expectancy it can work out to be more cost effective in the long run. It can also give a property an attractive, distinctive look and for the advantages it provides copper roofing is an option to consider when constructing or re-roofing a home.