Copper has been used on roofs as early as 27 BC. The beauty of copper roofing and copper gutter is unmatched. A copper roofing is a premium metal to use on your property. Property owners and builders have many critical decisions and choices to make when it comes to renovation, construction and repair or replacement of copper roofing. Whether on a residential or commercial building structure, copper adds an element of elegance, sophistication and prestige that is widely admired.
Today, copper roofing and copper gutter have surged to mark its own beauty and popularity due to the fact it is a relatively light metal to work with compared to steel. Copper is malleable, it is easy to work with and the ability to form complex shapes making custom jobs much easier. Copper is also a very low maintenance metal due to the fact it resists corrosions and overtime develops its own unique appearance. Therefore, for such reasons, there’s no coating required to protect the surface of copper, as you would require for steel.
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Copper roofing is so much lighter than steel as it puts less stress on the frame of the structure and has an ability to endure more weight upon it, such as you might have after heavy rainfall. Copper roofing is also resistance to harsh environmental conditions such as fire conditions since home with copper roofing is able to withstand fire threat because copper is not flammable.
The downside of the softness of copper is that it is vulnerable to scratching and denting from extreme weather conditions.
Nonetheless, it is fair to say copper is an expensive choice of metal than steel and as a result, it is more often used on commercial and residential heritage building structures. However, due to copper roofing durability, many residential properties are beginning to install copper roofing, copper cupolas, copper chimneys, copper awnings and copper weathervanes to create a distinctive look and it saves on the maintenance costs.
If you’re in need of copper roof repairs or replacement in Sydney or Australia-wide or are commencing a new build, then Architectural Leadwork has the expertise and solid experience to help you choose the right solution for safety, strength, durability and overall performance.
Contact Architectural Leadwork on 02 9550 0498 for property inspection today & to get more information on your copper roof.