Copper Roofing – Buyer’s Guide for Homeowners

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Copper has been used as a roofing material for thousands of years. Copper is a green building material offering durability, longevity, and sustainability expected in green building, and sustainable development. Copper roofs, when properly installed, can last for as long as 100 years. That is 100 years of a leak free roof service, with little to no maintenance, accompanied by traditional beauty and aesthetics. Copper is also, 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly roofing material. What more could you ask for!? 🙂


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September 1st, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Metal Roofing Styles & Their Pros and Cons

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Did you know there are several different styles of metal roofs? Understanding pros and cons of each system will help you make a more-educated decision, as well as save some money and avoid unnecessary hassles in the process! 😉 Read on to learn more.

Standing Seam

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Also known as sheet metal roof comprised of vertical panels, featuring characteristic raised seams, hence standing seam.

Pros: One advantage of this system is the design incorporating concealed fasteners, which means there is no risk of unwanted roof leaks associated with any exposed fasteners becoming loose over-time, and/or rubber seals around the exposed fasteners drying out and developing cracks.

Standing Seam

Another advantage of standing seam is its PV solar-ready design, which means that special mounting brackets such as S-5 brackets needed to hold solar panels in place can be easily attached to the raised seams. Thus, there will be absolutely no need to drill any holes or create any unnecessary penetrations in your metal roof. – This is something that would not be an option with any other system, if you wanted to get a solar system installed on your roof, unless of course you happened to have a flat roof.

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May 28th, 2015 at 9:49 pm

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