For centuries, copper has been used as roofing material, and there are a lot of benefits to copper that have allowed it to maintain its position as a favorite building material. Copper roof panels have many features that make homeowners, builders, and architects choose them over other materials.
One of the major features is curb appeal, as copper roofing panels can increase a building’s value, look unique, and are aesthetically pleasing. As a natural metal, the panels will start as a shiny, burnt-orange color and eventually turn to rich browns and blacks. In humid or coastal climates, the patina may even take on a blue or green finish.
Another feature of a copper roof is its longevity, as it outlasts most other roofing materials. In fact, a copper roof can last upwards of 100 years. The copper itself is highly resistant to scratches, nicks, and blemishes. It can withstand even the most severe weather conditions, including snow, ice, wind, rain, and blazing sun heat. It’s even fire-resistant; it will never catch fire and will actually stop fire from spreading further. Copper is by far one of the longest lasting materials on the market.
Copper sheets can also increase a home’s energy efficiency by reflecting the sun’s UV rays rather than absorbing them. A copper roof is also lightweight, compared to materials like clay tiles or wood shakes, which means your home’s internal structure will be under less stress. Copper also has antimicrobial properties, which means microorganisms can’t survive on their surface.
Copper is also virtually maintenance-free, and it will never rust or corrode. There’s no need for annual power-washing, sealing, or any type of scrubbing. Since copper roof panels and copper sheets for roofing undergo a natural patina process, you will never have to repaint or refinish your copper roof.
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Fascia forms the vertical finishing edge that connects your roofing to rafters, trusses, or gutter attachments. Fascia is typically made of a wooden board or non-corrosive sheet metal.
Copper fascia carries many of the same benefits as copper roof paneling. Copper is an extremely reliable material, able to withstand even the nastiest storms and temperature changes. You’ll have durability you can trust with copper fascia. Copper fascia also does not rust or corrode and will remain functional for decades. While fascia from other materials often needs to be replaced every 10-20 years, copper fascia can last up to 100 years.
Minimal maintenance is needed with copper fascia, as it rarely sags, dents or needs replacement. If properly installed, the copper fascia will remain securely attached to the building. Over time, through oxidation, the copper will form a coat of patina, which creates a stunning, weathered look.
Copper fascia can complement an existing copper roof or other exterior fixtures. Homes with existing copper installations should consider using the material for their fascia as well, as doing so will create a seamless look.
Whether you’re looking to make your home stand out or looking for a reliable material, copper can be a beautiful, long-lasting solution. If you’re considering copper or just looking for more information, Contact Armour Construction Today.