Copper Standing Seam Roofing



Copper roofing offers a distinguished look to any main line home. With centuries of use, copper roofing is a durable and long lasting (over 50 years) metal roofing material. Copper's soft properties allow the material to be easily applied to almost any surface of your roof.

Copper's unique aging process will provide you with an eye catching accent that will naturally change to a beautiful patina green.

If you are looking for the "Copper Look" that won't patina over time, you can install a metallic copper color made of Galvalume instead. Galvalume is carbon steel coated in zinc and aluminum with a kynar paint finish so it won't rust, rot or fade over time. Below is a description of the copper roof properties.

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Copper Metal Roofing Materials:

Traditional Copper Roof Material

Copper metal roofs are typically fabricated using 12 ounce, 16 ounce or 20 ounce cold rolled copper sheets. The sheets are usually limited to a width of 2 to 3 feet. Sheets can be either preformed or formed in the field into pans. Pans up to 10 feet long are considered short pans. Roofs using pans longer than 10 feet should be designed to accommodate additional movement at the ends of the pans.

Real copper roofing can weather based on the climate and condition and can be seen in this copper weathering chart. Click here to view

Galvalume Metallic Copper Roofing

Unlike traditional copper roofing, Galvalume roofing uses a kynar coated paint to achieve the copper look. This metallic paint is a premium color under the Drexel Metals metal roofing line and has tremendous reflectivity to give the appearance of a vibrant and luxurious roofing material. With a 35 year paint finish warranty, you can have the high-end look for years to come with out worrying about, fading or weathering.

The one draw back to the Galvalume is that is not as soft as copper and therefore cannot be curved and formed as well as copper for applications on domes or bay and bow windows.

Lead-Coated Copper Roof Material

Lead-coated copper provides a metal for roofing and flashing with the appearance and corrosion resistance of lead at a lower cost and with significantly less dead weight; and provides a roofing and flashing material whose runoff stains would be compatible with white painted woodwork and light colored masonry, particularly the more porous materials including marble, limestone, mortar and concrete. Lead-coated copper fulfills the first objective and very nearly satisfies the second. The stains produced range from light to dark gray in color and resemble the natural atmospheric weathering of the masonry or paint.

Although copper of any gauge and temper can be lead-coated, for roofing and flashing applications, lead-coated copper is generally stocked in nominal 16 and 20 ounce weights of cold rolled temper; in sheets 24, 30 and 36 inches wide by 96 or 120 inches long. Continuous coils are also available.

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