Copper roofing has been around since human beings first began settling in communities together, with roots dating back to the earliest civilizations. In more recent years, the Farha Roofing team has begun to see copper roofing inquiries gain steady popularity among our roofing services.
It is easy to see why copper roofing is becoming more popular in residential neighborhoods across the United States. Copper roofs offer many advantages over other more traditional roofing materials.
Although copper roofing does come with a higher initial investment than the other roofing services we offer, the initial investment is well worth it for a long-lasting, low maintenance roofing option. Keep reading below as we discuss the advantages to copper roofing so you can make a well-informed decision about your new roof.
A typical asphalt shingle roof lasts anywhere from 15 to 30 years depending on climate and maintenance habits. With proper care and regular roofing services completed by a professional roofer, a copper roof can outlast an asphalt roof by decades with an average lifespan of 60 to 80 years.
Copper roofs are extremely low maintenance compared to an average asphalt roof. Although you will of course still want regular inspections and roofing services to ensure everything is in working order, the likelihood of your roofer finding anything wrong with your copper roof is very low.
Weather and Critter Proof
Copper roofs stand up well to natural threats of all kinds including severe weather and pesky critters. They are less prone to damage from high winds, hail, and snow thanks to their durable nature. And as for critters? Since a copper roof is not made from wood you do not have to fear animals such as squirrels, termites, and mice making themselves at home in your roof.
Copper roofs are an eco-friendly roofing option for a number of reasons. Most copper roofs are made of up to 75% recycled copper and as a homeowner, you can be proud that your roof can be recycled once again at the end of its lifespan. Copper roofs also emit less carbon dioxide and other toxic fumes than more traditional roofing options.
Because they are made from metal, copper roofs are extremely fire resistant, unlike their traditional wooden and asphalt counterparts. Because of this, copper roofs are a great choice in Western states like Colorado where wildfires are more common.
Last, but certainly not least, copper roofs are a great way to enhance the exterior of your home in a unique way. Choosing a copper roof along with other copper enhancements such as cupolas, chimney caps, and awnings add an individual beauty to your house.
If your home or business is in need of a new roof — copper or otherwise — the Farha Roofing team is here for all of the roofing services you need. Give our Denver, Kansas City, or Wichita teams a call today to schedule your free initial inspection and get your roofing project underway!