Copper - Beautiful & Practical - but beware - Peninsula Roofing & Scaffolding | ArchiPro

Copper - Beautiful & Practical - but beware

Recently we utilised our sheet metal folder to create beautiful features on pergola ends for a customer.

Copper was first used by man over 10,000 years ago. Copper used in buildings, usually for roofing or spouting, oxidizes to form a green verdigris (or patina). Copper is sometimes used in decorative art or embellishment on house features.

Note of Caution: Copper used for spouting provides great durability however it is very important to check copper spouting is compatible with your roof, or you run the risk of making your roof's warranty null and void with the steel supplier. Brass, copper, lead and stainless steel are higher up the galvanic hierarchy than the aluminium/zinc-coated steel and aluminium used on some pre-painted metal roofing substrates. Direct contact between these dissimilar metals will cause the roofing system to quickly corrode.

Water coming from copper and brass pipes or spouting can cause corrosion to pre-painted metal roofing and cladding too.

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