Here at Copperroofing.net understand that everyone is at a different place in their copper roofing career. Some of you have spent years and years becoming masters at installing copper roofing. But for every master there are even many people who have absolutely no experience in installing a roof. Maybe you aren’t sure what to buy, and don’t know about all the advantages of this great roofing.
Our site was built with all of these people in mind. You will find information on this site that can be considered helpful for the master roofer, while still being accessible to the novice. Our intent is to educate people about the advantages – and disadvantages – associated with choosing, purchasing, and installing copper roofing.
Here you will find information about what exactly copper roofing is and how this distinctive form of roofing got started. You will also find information concerning industry standards for installing a copper roof on your home or business. If you have no roofing experience, it is far better to have a contractor install the roof rather than risk improperly installing your investment.
Another name for metal roofing of any type is cladding. You will find copper, steel, and other metals listed under this category as well as under roofing materials. A metal roof’s chief advantage over other materials (such as stone or wood) is longevity.
A well maintained metal-clad roof will last for a century or more. This is an important factor to remember when weighing your options, because copper is a more expensive roofing material than shingles. While a metal roof may cost 2 or 3 times what regular shingles do, you have to remember that shingles must be replaced in about 5-10 years, depending on your local weather. This means that during an average 40 year mortgage, you will have to re-roof your house five to eight times! When put in that perspective a metal roof is an amazing bargain.
A copper clad roof remains one of the most distinctive and durable roofing options in existence. The roof starts its life with a majestic deep golden hue, and as it weathers the roof gains the distinguished green look of aged copper. It’s the same look that the statue of liberty is sporting, because… you guessed it, the statue is made of copper.
You may notice that we are not trying to sell any specific brand of roofing. It is our goal to simply provide an unbiased resource that those who are interested in copper roofing can visit to learn more. We believe there are already far too many cheap sales pitches on the internet, you won’t find one here.
As you read the articles on our site, you may also notice that the information provided is not an all-inclusive treatment of every subject. If one of the topics discussed here piques your interest, there are many sources with more in-depth information on proper processing and installation. It is our hope that we will be able to give you enough information about the issues involved in choosing a roofing type to help you understand if copper roofing is right for you. If you have any questions or would like to learn more please visit our learning center or contact us.