Copper has been a prized roofing material by architects throughout history. Once copper changes color from bright metal to its notable green patina, it actually becomes more durable. Through natural weathering, an oxide-sulfate coating (patina) forms and protects the underlying copper surface and makes it especially resistant to corrosion in most environments. Copper’s resistance to the elements ranks it among the highest of modern roofing materials.
Copper offers a character, durability, and an aesthetic that complements any building style – from traditional to modern. Its warmth and beauty make it a preferred material for many architects. And since copper is such a flexible material, it can easily be installed on irregular or uneven roof shapes.
Although copper can be expensive to install initially, its low life-cycle costs are attributable to