Copper Roofing: Durable & Elegant
Copper has been used in roofing and facades for centuries. In fact, copper’s use in construction dates back to Roman times!
In terms of style, copper possesses an unmatched warmth and elegance. It’s appearance matures over time like a fine wine: from an initial natural brightness, to a deep bronze and then its characteristic green tinge. This is due to the patina – a thin protective coating – that forms on the surface naturally with age and exposure.
This patina aids the material’s durability and low-maintenance properties, providing an effective life span in excess of 100 years.
Copper’s malleability makes it suitable for the most intricate of jobs. From large scale commercial roofs to small pergolas and structures, it can be formed and contoured to almost any design.
Copper is an environmentally friendly choice of roofing material. A natural product, it is non-toxic to humans and animals, energy efficient and can be 100% recyclable.
Copper is commonly used in standing seam systems, adding to its durability thanks to the watertight properties of standing seam roofs.
Copper is compatible with other roofing materials such as slate roof tiles, cedar shingles, lead and stainless steel. It is therefore often used in conjunction with slate roofing projects thanks also to its complementary colour properties.
Slate Roofing Australia’s expert installers uphold the highest standards in copper roofing installation, thanks to extensive training and experience in traditional installation methods.