Unforgettable Copper Roofing is a Smart Choice in Metal Roofs

Luxury home displaying copper roofing swimming pool lit up at night

If you’re looking for either a commercial or a residential roof that is beautiful, distinctive, durable, and easy to care for, many clients choose metal roofing. Metal is an attractive alternative to more common roofing materials such as tiles, and shingles, or flat roof materials like bitumen and EPDM. In addition to offering an attractive appeal, metal is versatile, recyclable, energy efficient and lasts for decades. There are several types of attractive metal roofing to choose from including aluminum, steel, tin, and zinc. Copper, however, is the premier metal for easy care, long term durability, and its distinctive architectural beauty.

Copper is Extremely Durable

Customer curved copper roofing on Las Vegas building

Copper is a naturally occurring element that is resistant to corrosion and extremely durable over time. This means that once a copper roof is installed it may outlast other parts of the home or building. A professionally installed copper roof can last 100 years or longer. With its remarkable longevity, durable copper roofing will instantly add value to the home or building.

Copper roofing is also very resilient to different types of weather conditions. This type of roof can stand up well to high winds and heavy rains. Because of its incredible durability, this makes copper a great investment whether someone is hoping to stay in the same building or home for many years to come or looking to increase the resale value.

Copper is Beautiful

Nevada supreme court copper cupola with gold statue of Lady Justice beautiful copper color

One of the best reasons for selecting copper roofing is the stunning appearance. Copper is a soft and malleable metal, meaning it can be easily bent and molded into graceful shapes. This makes it ideal to be used to add artistic beauty to just about any building in a number of architectural elements, from domes to roofs, walls, corniches and more. A gorgeous copper roof can make an entire building stand out. Natural copper has such a captivating elegance that it almost always stands out and garners attention. There are also an amazing range of ways copper can be used on different types of buildings and residential homes.

An example of a decorative copper dome, the Nevada Supreme Court Building is graced with a distinctive copper cupola dome, custom designed and built for the project. Pre-aged to provide a look of classic agelessness, the dome was fabricated in our facility to meet the high standards for a public court building.  The beautiful dome will stand proudly for many years to come in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.

As the Nevada Supreme Court dome demonstrates, one thing that gives copper its remarkable beauty is how it changes color through the years. Over time, or helped along with an acceleration of the process, patination will occur, changing the colors and patterns of the metal, enriching the look without damage to the metal. The metal will begin to oxidize as it is exposed to the surrounding air, with the speed and color changes dependent on the local air’s carbon dioxide, water and other chemical content.  It often changes from the initial copper color to shades of brown, gray and green, and finally blue or turquoise. Each phase of color is unique and appealing.

Copper is Environmentally Friendly

Custom design curved copper roof during installation on a luxury home in Henderson NV

Many businesses, as well as homeowners, are looking for materials that are safe for the environment. This is another reason that copper is an excellent choice for roofing material. For starters, since copper lasts so long and will likely not need to be replaced within a person’s lifetime, this makes it a good choice for the environment.

Copper is recyclable. Compared to other types of metal, including stainless steel and even aluminum, copper typically has a greater recycle value.  Copper is also naturally produced. The process used to manufacture most types of copper is not harmful to the environment. Copper is extremely energy efficient. This type of roofing can reflect solar heat, reducing cooling costs by up to 25 percent.

Finally, copper is not only better for the environment, but for the building. Copper is lightweight and puts less stress on the foundation and the structure of the building than heavy tiles, for example.

What About Other Metals?

Other types of metals, such as aluminum, steel, tin, and zinc are sometimes used for both residential and commercial roofs. Compared to copper, they have different advantages and looks.

  • Aluminum – Aluminum is resistant to salt corrosion, which makes it a good choice for coastal regions. A variety of applied colors and coatings work well with aluminum. 
  • Steel – Steel is less expensive than most other metals and there is a variety of types to choose from. Steel is strong and versatile and is often the first choice in building projects. Steel can last approximately 50 years.
  • Zinc – Zinc is extremely long-lasting and environmentally friendly due to a low melting point. Zinc is a natural material and virtually maintenance-free. It is, however, also one of the more expensive types of metal. Zinc is relatively soft and can be damaged by wind or hail. 

Copper stands out as the premier metal choice for roofing. Custom design can create a unique look and provide a flexible solution for different building situations. Depending on your goals, we work with your builder or architect to create the look you want for your home or building, delivering a beautiful copper project solution to be proud of, add beauty and value to your project and provide decades of low maintenance roofing protection for your home.

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In comparison, copper provides the highest quality when it comes to looks, durability, and the environment. If you’re looking for a beautiful, long-lasting roof, Prestige Roofing, serving Southern Nevada since 1995, specializes in quality, custom metal roofing as well as other roofing choices include tile, slate and shingles, and roof maintenance and repair. Whether you’re looking for commercial or residential roofing, Prestige Roofing provides top quality service and products for all your roofing needs.