Copper Roofing has earned a respected place in the related fields of architecture, building construction, and interior design. From cathedrals to castles and from homes to offices, copper is used for a variety of architectural elements including: flat and pitched roofs, flashings, box and tapered gutters and downpipes, domes, spires, vaults, wall cladding, and building expansion joints.
The history of copper in architecture can be linked to its durability, resistance to corrosion, prestigious appearance, and ability to form complex shapes. For centuries, craftsmen and designers have utilized these attributes to build aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting building systems.
For the past quarter century, copper has been incorporated into a much wider range of buildings. Copper roofing and copper clad walls are a modern design element gaining prominence in both indoor and outdoor applications.
Today, copper is a thoroughly modern building material offering an effective indefinite design life, resistance to corrosion in any atmosphere, and requires little or no maintenance. With a long history of extensive recycling, low embodied energy and safety in use, this natural material is one of the most sustainable roof coverings available.