The Benefits of Copper Roofing
Copper is a natural material that has been used for covering roofs for centuries. Many medieval buildings and churches were roofed in copper and some are still intact today. With longevity and energy efficiency being top priorities when designing and renovating buildings, copper roofing is fast becoming a hugely popular metal roofing option for both industrial and domestic properties. It may be a more expensive choice than other roofing materials, but the advantages vastly outweigh the disadvantages.
The cost-effectiveness of a copper roof
As far as durability is concerned, copper roofing is a far more beneficial material than other roofing materials such as asphalt and slate. With regular care and maintenance, the life expectancy of copper roofing can exceed fifty years. As well as being resistant to the elements and thereby less likely to be affected by rainfall, hail and mildew than other types of roofing, copper is also one of the most fireproof materials available. Copper is also highly resistant to thermal changes and thereby doesn’t deteriorate quickly. This greatly reduces maintenance costs.
Copper is kinder to the environment
As builders strive to find more energy efficient and environmentally-friendly ways of sustaining the lifespan of roofs, copper roofing has become more widely used in recent years. Metal reflects heat rather than absorbs it, so copper roofing makes it easier to control the costs associated with heating and cooling your property. Add this to the durability and cost-effectiveness of copper roofing, and bearing in mind that copper can be recycled, copper roofing comes highly recommended as a way of reducing environmental footprints.
Lightweight and flexible
Copper roofing is a very lightweight material which makes it quick and easy to both transport and install. A fully supported copper roof covering weighs half as much as a lead roof and is significantly lighter than a tiled roof. This means that only a little amount of stress is placed on the structure of your building. The flexibility of copper makes it easy to install even on uneven or irregular roof shapes. This trouble-free material can be used to roof your building in no time and with little difficulty.
A premium material
Perhaps the biggest benefit of copper roofing is its elegance and attractiveness. Available in various different finishes from period brown and bright milled to pre-painted green, a copper roof perfectly complements any style of building, whether it be modern or traditional. The high sheen of this roofing option adds character to industrial properties and domestic buildings and the appearance gets better with age, as the golden shine gradually develops a unique, blue-green patina. The striking architectural beauty of copper roofing will not only increase the resale value of your property, but will also make it stand out amongst other buildings within close proximity.
Copper roofing by JTC Roofing
With JTC Roofing, you can expect not only excellent value for your money, but also an outstanding standard of service throughout the installation of your copper roof. Whether for industrial or domestic purposes, we can provide and install the ideal metal roof to meet your requirements. Please feel free to get in touch with us today to see all the options and different finishes available, or for a free site visit and quote.