There are many different roofing types on the market, including traditional forms, such as asphalt shingle. Copper and aluminum, too, are historically popular materials. Mountaintop Metal Roofing offers both options. For the purposes of this piece, we’ll examine the question of why copper is used as a roof covering.

Copper roof coverings have been around for a long time. In fact, it dates to large-scale use as early as the 19th century.

When copper sheets began being produced in the 20th century, installing copper roofing materials became more popular — especially for larger commercial buildings.

Why A Copper Roof?

There are a lot of reasons why copper is used for roofing. The longevity of the material is one of a kind; it can last 70 years to 100 years. Copper development, including recycled copper, made the benefits of copper stand out more and more, including its relatively maintenance-free installation.

It is also lightweight, water-resistant, and fire-resistant, making it a popular option for buildings of high value. It is easily installed on roofs with lower pitches.

Plus, because the color changes to a greenish hue (or green patina) over time, it gives a unique, historic look to the structure and the building materials and features (e.g., dormers and bay windows) below the roof itself.

Copper is a viable option for many homes. Our team at Mountaintop Metal Roofing specializes in both copper and aluminum roofing installations.

Aluminum roofing is less expensive than copper, and it comes in a variety of color options. Aluminum roofing also serves as a great insulator, keeping your home warmer in the winter and it won’t rust or discolor over time.

Our aluminum is made of 95% recycled or recyclable materials, which helps reduce the waste that accumulates in landfills around the world.

Are you ready to learn more about aluminum roofing or copper roofing to find out which is right for you and your home? We can discuss the properties of sheet metal, standing seams, and other types of roofing systems. Contact us today to learn more.