Metal roofing panels and metal flashing components, have been used since biblical times, to provide water shedding capabilities for sloped roof assemblies.
Similarly, metal flashings are used in the construction of water-proofing assemblies, such as flat roof systems, to protect vulnerable areas such as walls, parapet caps, and other roof appurtenances.
Avenue Road Roofing employs highly skilled copper-smiths, and sheet metal mechanics to fabricate various profiles of metal that are used in all of our roofing systems. Such metal work is custom crafted in our facility, and then brought to site for field installation.
Most commonly used in shingle applications and flat roofing assemblies are pre-painted galvanized steel flashings. Proper installation can involve inter-locking metal profiles through the use of slip locked joints, and standing lock seams. Such metal profiles then receive a neatly tooled application of dymonic or dymeric sealant, depending on the specific application.
In the category of Structural Metal Roofing are pre-fabricated steel roof panels which can be utilized for sloped roofing or wall cladding, such as on shopping plazas, or the curtain walls of apartment structures. Such panels are constructed in various gauges and come in a variety of factory applied paint finishes. Various profiles are available, having a ribbed or boxed panel design to provide structural rigidity. Such systems are more commonly utilized in commercial and industrial applications.
In the category of Architectural Metal Work, such as cupolas, roof domes, bay window roofs, finials, rain ware, and various styles of sloped roof assemblies, copper and leaded copper are most commonly used. They are also typically mated to roof systems such as slate and cedar because of their inherent ability to last for over a century without functional corrosion.
Working with copper materials requires artisan trades persons, who have specialized training in the fabrication and installation of these products. Such installation techniques as soldering,and brazing are used to provide secure attachment of one copper component to another; and require years of acquired skill to produce competent results.
Clients who require heritage restoration of such roofing systems, or who have homes with architecture that will be enhanced by copper appointments, typically turn to Avenue Road Roofing for such work, as this field is quite specialized.
Churches, government buildings, heritage buildings, and modern structures, are examples of typical projects where copper is utilized. Many people like the patina of aged copper as it characteristically verigates over time.
Because copper is a commodity product, the initial investment in such materials is considerable when compared to standard metal offerings. However, it proves to be more cost effective over time, as a result of a considerably longer life-cycle.
To learn more on the subject, or to discuss your copper, metal roofing, or copper eaves trough requirements, contact Avenue Road Roofing.