Copper Roofing – Is It Really Expensive?

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Copper Roofing – Is It Really Expensive?

When it comes to metal roofing, there are a number of different materials available that can be used. One common material used is copper. Copper roofing can be a great option if you are looking for a roof with increased durability and with a longer life-span. 

Copper roofing installation can be costly initially; however, there are several long-term reasons why a copper roof can be cost-effective and be an instant money saver for any future maintenance costs! 

There are several benefits to installing a copper roofing system to your home:

  • Longevity & Durability
  • Low Maintenance
  • Fire & Weather Resistant

Longevity & Durability

Longevity and durability are very important details to consider when making such a costly investment. While asphalt shingles may seem like the most cost-effective option, a copper roof is long-lasting and can remain intact for centuries. Copper roofing requires little to no maintenance once it is installed and can last up to 50 years which means that you will not need to worry about replacing the roof any time soon. Asphalt shingles require more maintenance in the form of shingle replacement and if a leak occurs, a total roof replacement may be necessary. Leaks are very uncommon with copper roofs because it is less likely to become damaged during severe thunderstorms, snowfall or excessive sun exposure.

Low Maintenance

It is rarely necessary for a copper roof to require maintenance. Copper is lightweight, making it much less likely to sag or become damaged due to snow accumulation. Copper has natural antimicrobial qualities, another reason why copper roofing is easier to maintain.

 Installing copper roofing does require more money upfront; however, because there is little to no maintenance, you save money throughout the life-span of the roof compared to other roofing materials. 

Fire & Weather Resistant

Copper roofing is a much safer option than other roof materials because it is fire resistant and weather resistant. Copper roofs can withstand high weather conditions such as high heat and strong wind storms. 

Another important advantage to copper is that naturally copper has properties which include heat transfer, electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance. Heat transfer can help decrease the need to use your heating system, lowering energy costs and because copper is a great conductor of electricity, it can protect your home from the heat of a lightning storm – allowing for less potential damage to the roof.

Are you considering a copper roof? If so, there are many reasons that having a copper roof on your home can be a great option! We at Tesson Roofing & Exteriors are here to help! Understanding the details of your project is a must and making sure that you have complete satisfaction is our top priority!

Feel free to reach out to our office today so that we can help you in making such an important decision and provide you with a free estimate! Contact our office at (314) 932-1042 so that we can answer any questions you may have and to discuss with you why a copper roofing system can be beneficial for you!