The history of copper in architecture dates back thousands of years and can be linked to its durability, corrosion resistance, prestigious appearance and its ability to form complex shapes, these attributes have been utilised by craftsmen and architects to build aesthetically pleasing and long lasting roofing systems.
The use of copper on domestic properties in roofing and cladding has grown in popularity over the last 25 years incorporating new styles, variety of colours and different shapes and textures.
Coppers most famous trait is its display from a bright metallic orange colour to iridescent brown to near black and finally to a greenish patina, however with current technology and process techniques copper can be supplied at weathering stage to suit the clients design or homes surroundings which will stay the same colour throughout its life with minimal oxidisation.
The key benefits are listed below:
- Corrosion resistant
- Durability/ life expectancy can be up to 200 years
- Low thermal movement
- No ventilation required