What Are The Benefits Of A Copper Roof?

For hundreds of years, metal roofing has been used to provide shelter, and beauty, as ornate material on buildings.  Although aesthetically pleasing, copper roofs have several benefits for homeowners.  Cooper roofs are energy and cost efficient, durable, environmentally friendly, lightweight, and it is low maintenance.


Copper has a rich appealing appearance, and unlike most metals, copper's elegant appearance continues as it ages or patinas, during its natural oxidation process, which creates a protective coating to inhibit corrosion.

Energy Efficient

Homes with copper roofs have lower cooling cost, because the natural properties of copper allow it to reflect the sunlight which reduces the amount of heat the home absorbs from the sun. This is a feature that helps keep the home cool during the summer.

Cost Efficient and Durable

Installing a copper roof is pricey, but long-term the installation will prove to be cost efficient because the roof is low maintenance and durable.

Copper roofs are very durable and can last many years.  It is not flammable and can withstand the roughest winters, including hail and heavy snow.  Since critters are not attracted to it, so homeowners do not have to worry about animals harboring in the attic.  Unlike some other roofing material, copper roofs will not crack, rot, or split. 

Environmentally Friendly

Copper is a natural metal, so it is environmentally friendly.  As a roofing material, it will last a long time. If it does have to be replaced, most of it is recyclable.

Copper material is lighter than most roofing material, allowing it to be transported and moved without difficulty.  The other structural supports, of the home, are not compromised since copper is a lighter weight material. 

Low Maintenance

If you want your roof to maintain its original golden glow, you can clean it with just a few natural items found in your cabinet or you can use a professional copper cleaning product.  Many homeowners prefer the natural beauty that results from the oxidation process.  Copper roofing expands and retracts during season changes and will require tightening of fasteners should they become loose.

Copper roofing has so many benefits that homeowners can appreciate.  These benefits last for many years and as a homeowner with a copper roof, you can expect a return on your investment.  The initial cost may be expensive, but long-term you will save since you will have none or little maintenance, your will experience a decrease in your heating and cooling cost, and you will not have sleepless nights because your roof will protect you and your love ones from the natural elements. For more information, talk to a professional like Advanced Seamless Gutter & Roofing Inc.