If you’ve been wondering about increasing the aesthetic appeal of your home – potentially increasing its market value, as well – you might consider the regal roofing option that is copper. This metal offers character and a durability that no metal can match. It is a warm metal, making it the preferred choice of architects and the top roofers of Denver alike. Plus, it can withstand centuries of weather and abuse from the elements.
How is this so? If you recall seeing those noble green roofs on churches and castles throughout Europe, it might come as a surprise to learn that those are all copper roofs. Statue of Liberty? She’s copper. Now, you may not be a fan of the green patina that is symbolic of these ancient structures, and fortunately for you, modern technology allows us to greatly slow the weathering process that eventually turns copper green. On the other hand, if that shade of green suits you, we know how to get there more quickly, as well.
Penny-Color or Green, It’s Up To You
For the most part, choosing a copper roof for your home or building will allow you to enjoy the copper color we’ve come to associate with that of an old penny. Once the new copper is on the roof, it will begin to darken slightly and that color will remain – especially in the dry climate of Denver – for up to 20 years before moisture starts turning the metal green. In that time window, your maintenance on the roof will be nearly non-existent, as long as you have one of Denver’s top roofers installing it properly. Unlike many other metal roofing materials, copper requires no painting or finishing, save for accelerating or retarding the greening process. Along those lines, even though weathering a copper roof is a scientific process, it requires an artistic touch to get the color you seek.
Best Roof & Gutter relishes the opportunity to install a copper roof because we believe that when we install a copper roof on a house, it means that house is covered – literally – for the next couple hundred years. Plus, the low life-cycle costs are attributable to the low maintenance, long life and salvage value of copper. If you plan to go copper, make sure to go with Denver’s top roofer to get the job done right.