Copper Roofing Maryland
Structurally, your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. A properly functioning roof protects you and your loved ones from elemental conditions such as extreme temperatures, weather, and fire. Unfortunately, roofs are also one of the most neglected parts of the home. Many people miss subtle signs of breaches in their roofs until the damage has become a very visible – and expensive – problem. Even roofs that are properly maintained can become expensive as the costs of replacing shingles or other minor repairs result in cumulative expenses over time.
Most residential roofs in the United States are asphalt shingles, which are popular due to their low cost. However, asphalt shingle roofs only last for about 15 to 20 years before needing to be replaced. If you are seeking a new roof – whether as a roof replacement or for a custom-built home – consider copper roofing panels. The roofing contractors at Roofing by Elite have the experience you seek for any type of metal roofing, including copper roofing panels. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get a free, no-obligation estimate.
Choosing a Copper Roof
There are many reasons you might be thinking about installing copper on your roof, but the first one is likely to be how awesome they look since it is well-known that copper’s looks are stunning. Also, copper metal roofing is classy and timeless while also being reliable, durable, and long-lasting. Once you install copper roofing, you can forget about ever having to replace it since it is likely it will outlast the very structure on which it sits. Here are other positive benefits of a copper roofing installation:
No Refinishing Needed
As copper ages, oxidation causes it to develop a beautiful patina (the Statue of Liberty is a classic example – her iconic green color is the result of copper oxidation over time). This means that, unlike some roofing materials, you will not need to continually refinish your roof to maintain its beauty and functionality.
Copper is such a noble roofing material that, when you work with expert roofers like our team at Roofing by Elite; it can be molded to fit even the most challenging architectural roofing styles.
Copper roofs are naturally fire-resistant, so you can rest well in the security of having a non-flammable roof. In addition, a copper roof will not be damaged by mold, fungus, or insects since a metal roof prevents them from burrowing and provides no food to attract them.
Copper roofing is excellent at controlling the temperature of your home, resulting in energy savings. Copper reflects sunlight away from the roof, absorbing less heat than materials such as asphalt or stone. As a result, your home is cooler during the summer, reducing your reliance on costly air conditioning.
Improved Resale Value
The beauty offered by a copper roof adds to the value of your property. When the time comes to sell, the new owners will appreciate the benefits of having a roof that requires minimal maintenance. This makes your property much more attractive to prospective buyers.
Copper roofs are weather-resistant and only need minimal maintenance. However, because copper is a soft metal, you do want to have your roof inspected for potential damage after a storm involving heavy sleet or hail or if heavy items like tree limbs are blown onto your roof by strong winds. A professional copper roofing contractor can inspect your roof for the potential damage caused by severe weather.
Selecting the Perfect Copper Roof for Your Home in Maryland
Copper is a uniquely beautiful material, much more so when the aging process does its part in turning it the greenish hue that enriches any roof where it is installed. At Roofing by Elite, our roofing contractors can install metal roofing on any type of structure. To achieve this, they make use of the different types of copper roofing materials available. A few roofing options include:
Continuous Copper Roofing
This metal roofing material is designed and prefabricated for your particular job. Sheets of copper are laid out on a roofing substrate, which is then assembled in one piece, avoiding the need for any seams or joints.
Copper panels are sectional roofing sheets made in standard widths, and after installation, you can see the seams. Seams can be crimped, brazed, or welded onsite.
Copper shingles are much more accessible than panels or continuous roofing. The shingles are carefully applied by hand, making sure to avoid damaging copper’s soft surface. Copper fasteners are also used to prevent metallurgical reactions. They provide the same look offered by traditional shingles but with copper’s natural beauty to enhance the effect.
Should copper roofing be cleaned?
Once you decide to go with a copper roof for your home in Maryland, you have to embrace the changes that time will bring. Some homeowners make the mistake of attempting to remove the patina to extend the gleam of a new roof, but this can actually weaken the copper. Often, your roof simply needs to be rinsed with water to remove dust and debris. Avoid harsh chemicals, which will damage your copper roof.
If you are set on preserving the unique “new” copper color, we can apply a polyurethane treatment that will prolong its shine for a few years. However, the polyurethane must be reapplied every few years, driving up your maintenance costs.
Call Us Today
When you are ready to have your roof repaired or replaced, you can count on the professionalism and expertise of our team at Roofing by Elite. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form today for a free, no-obligation quote, and we will help you achieve the roof of your dreams.