Copper Roofing Panels and Standing Seams Offer Timeless Beauty and Performance
Cornett Roofing Systems’ copper roofing craftsmen fabricate and manufacture roofing and building components to fit many different applications, including the ones below. However, we have done many different custom fabrications for additional items including fountain bases, rain chains, weathervanes, and more! Click on an image or text below to learn more about each product group.
If you require a roof installation or replacement, you can choose from options like copper panels and standing flat seam copper roofing to maximize performance.
How Long Do Copper Roofs Last?
Builders have preferred copper’s durability and long life span for centuries. Because of its superior flexibility, strength and corrosion resistance, copper lasts much longer than other roofing materials.
Many copper roofs can last over 100 years with minimal maintenance. If experienced professionals install your copper roof and you address minor damage as it occurs, the roof can last much longer than the time you own your home.
One of the reasons for copper’s superior durability is that it forms a patina after installation. A patina is a thin film produced by oxidation and corrosion that’s non-damaging to the copper’s integrity. While this layer is not entirely immune to acidic moisture and bacteria, it does provide a protective shield that other metals can’t duplicate.
Copper Penny Roof Color
A copper roof’s color typically begins with an attractive hue similar to a copper penny. The roof color gradually changes as its exposure to the elements increases. The tone of the color depends on the patina’s thickness, which expands with more oxidation.
Depending on a property’s location and climate, some patinas change color faster than others. Clean copper takes longer to oxidize than dirty copper, so the better you care for your roof, the longer it will maintain its penny color. Additionally, some premium material manufacturers use lubricants that provide an extra protective layer before assembly.