Copper Roofing: Frequently Asked Questions

Metal roofing has been increasing in popularity for decades and for good reasons. You are familiar with several varieties of metal roofing, including steel, but might not realize you can also have a beautiful copper roof installed in your home.  In addition to being elegant and unique, there are several other benefits to copper roofing and a lot of other information you need to make an informed decision.

Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions you might have about copper roofing systems.

Will Your Copper Roof Rust?

Several household items, including the pipes running through your home, are manufactured from copper. This is because copper is very durable and resistant to corrosion. Over time and after several years of exposure to the elements, the color of your copper roof will change. This patina that forms is elegant and will add depth and dimension to your roof.

However, unlike other types of metal roofing materials, including steel, your copper roof will typically not rust. However, if you do notice any signs of rust occurring, which can happen if the copper roof features a steel or tin core, contact your roofing contractor right away for assistance.

How Should a Homeowner Care for A Copper Roof?

One of the biggest concerns most homeowners have is how much care and maintenance their new roofing system requires. Luckily, if you opt for a copper roof, you won't need to spend your weekends cleaning the roof at all. If you want to preserve the original look of the copper roof and prevent a patina from forming, periodically cleaning the roof with an acid or citrus-based product will help prevent the green color.

Avoid pressure washing your roof or using an abrasive cleansing tool, as these can both cause dings and damage to the copper.

What Are Some of the Benefits of a Copper Roof?

In addition to the durability and rust resistance, there are several other amazing benefits to choosing a copper roofing system. For example, if you are planning to sell your home, potential buyers will definitely take notice of the copper roof. Copper roofing comes with an amazing warranty. However, typically, the roof will require little maintenance and most likely will last the entire length of the ownership of the home.

Many copper roof warranties are transferable, meaning that if you do sell your home, the next owner can also benefit from the protections provided by the warranty.

From the product's beauty to its longevity, there are several benefits to copper roofing.

For more info, contact a local company like BMF Contracting.