Reasons to Install Copper Roofing or Copper Roofing Features on Your Building
When property owners are looking to enhance the curb appeal of their home or business, and perhaps increase the value of that property, their initial thoughts might turn to such improvements as replacing doors and windows, re-landscaping, or re-designing the main entrance or the store front. These are the types of street-level upgrades that can create a striking visual impact and positive first impression for passersby and potential buyers.
On the other hand, it would be fair to state that the eyes of most visitors or buyers are not immediately drawn to the roofing system, unless that system displays an exceptional attribute, or attributes, that clearly stand out; one such characteristic could be the type of roofing material, particularly if it is copper.
While copper is used less frequently than other roofing materials, especially the asphalt shingle installations seen in a vast majority of residential properties, it should be noted that copper has been used in different types of construction for many centuries; in turn, this has established a truly timeless appeal for this particular metal.
Consequently, copper offers an intriguing roofing alternative for residential, commercial, and institutional property owners/managers in Toronto who might be considering a roof upgrade or who may need roof repairs or a full replacement. There are several benefits to using copper as a roofing material, most notably the following:
- Has a lifespan in excess of 50 years
- An easy-to-install lightweight material
- Minimal costs with respect to maintenance
- Adds elegance and curb appeal to a structure
- More energy efficient – heat-reflective properties
- Better resistance to the elements (rain, hail, wind)
- Offers improved fire protection over asphalt shingles
- Unaffected by temperature extremes and/or fluctuations
- Not affected by insect infestation and mold/mildew growth
- Flexible metal – can be installed on uneven/irregular surfaces
At this point, it is important to bear in mind that the intention of this discussion is not to suggest that property owners should have their existing roof stripped away and replaced entirely with copper; while this may be a viable roofing option for a select few, it is likely that cost will be a determining factor and thus prohibitive for many others.
This is a reason why more and more property owners are incorporating copper as their metal of choice, so to speak, into detailed roofing features that can add the elements of stylishness and sophistication to their buildings; in essence, they are taking advantage of the many benefits of copper and enhancing the curb appeal and value of their properties while keeping an eye on their home maintenance costs or business operating budgets.
The types of copper roofing features that have been gaining in popularity in recent years include the installation of one or more of the following:
- Custom cupolas
- Decorative dormers
- Soffit, fascia, and gutters
- Parapet caps and wall cladding
- Arches overtop doors/bay windows
- Flashing around skylights and chimneys
- Ornamental caps (finials) and weather vanes
- Chimney saddles (used for diverting rainwater)
- Conductor boxes (used for collection of rainwater)
By having these types of copper roofing features installed, property owners can instantly enhance the overall visual appeal of their structure and increase its market value as well.
Skilled Copper Roofers with Experience Spanning Numerous Toronto Properties
To maximize any and all benefits associated with copper roofing, the installation must be performed by skilled roofers with extensive metal roofing experience; for the residents of Toronto and its surrounding area, one such roofing contractor is Avenue Road Roofing.
Property owners can rely on the team at Avenue Road Roofing to apply the appropriate levels of knowledge, artistry, and attention to detail necessary to work with copper as a roofing material, and to optimize their benefits and return on such an investment in their respective buildings.
The copper installation experience of these qualified roofers encompasses a wide variety of Toronto properties, including:
- Places of worship
- Heritage restoration projects
- Residential homes of distinction
- Commercial, industrial, institutional
To learn more about the copper roofing services provided by Avenue Road Roofing, please see our copper roofing section.
For expert copper roofing installation or the incorporation of copper features in your roof system, call the skilled roofers from Avenue Road Roofing in Toronto at 416-785-5129 today or contact us to obtain a no-obligation estimate.