Copper is a unique type of metal that has a number of distinctive material qualities that make it extremely well-suited for use in both commercial and residential roofing applications. Standing seam roofs refer to a type of roofing panel that have ridges that overlap one another to form a covered seam where the panels meet, effectively protecting the screws and fasteners that secure the roofing panels to the roof itself from the elements. Copper standing seam roofs therefore have a number of benefits that they provide to your property, and understanding just what those benefits are can help you decide if this type of roof is the right fit for your needs.
One of the biggest advantages of choosing a copper standing seam roof is the natural durability and low maintenance requirements that come with it. Copper is naturally resistant to rust and mold growth, which means that you won't have to worry about painting or sealing your roof to ensure that it does not become damaged over time due to moisture exposure. Furthermore, since standing seam roofs will protect the screws and fasteners, which are not immune to rust and corrosion from the elements, a standing seam copper roof will not require constant inspections and maintenance to ensure it remains supported.
Increased Home Value
Another important thing to note about copper standing seam roofing is the benefit that it provides to your home value. Copper roofing is materially expensive, but it is also a large status symbol and physically attractive (as are standing seam roofs, due to their clean and smooth surface), which will boost the curb appeal of your home and will be a key selling point if you decide to list your home in the future. Furthermore, the long lifespan and reduced maintenance associated with standing seam roofs generally will help your home pass a roofing inspection with flying colors and ensure that potential buyers won't have work to do after purchasing your home.
The last major thing to note about choosing a copper standing seam roof is that copper is easily recyclable. This allows you to reduce the carbon footprint of your roof at two points. Initially, you can source your standing seam roof from recycled and reclaimed copper, and then at any point in the future if you need to replace your existing roof, you can recycle your standing seam panels instead of simply having them thrown out.
For more information, talk to a roofing company in your area today.