The Drama of Copper
The Reliability of a Skilled Roofer
Copper is an extraordinary metal. When used in exterior features that are exposed to the elements, copper’s bright sheen gives way, over time, to a stunning blue, green and gray patina. The change in its appearance does not affect the strength and durability of the copper; it merely transforms it in a way that heightens the curb appeal of your home. Copper may change colors, but it continues to handle snow and ice and resist wind, hail and fire – all while lasting for many decades. (Some copper roofs stay sound for more than 100 years.) In the hands of the talented roofers at Riedel Contracting, Inc., copper roofing and roof valleys and chimney caps will accent your home and give you great value for your money. A few more things to know about copper:
- It is low maintenance
- It comes in shingles, tiles and panels
- It is a sustainable material because it can be completely recycled
- It is lightweight
Ideal for Accents
Copper is not an inexpensive material, but it can still be a valuable part of your exterior décor scheme. It is best used for smaller elements that you wish to draw attention to, like roofing over bay windows, porches and towers. The roof valleys that channel rainwater and snowmelt off your roof are also good candidates for copper. Not only does copper work especially well in this roofing component, it also creates stunning diagonal lines on your roof. A copper chimney cap will “crown” your home with vibrant color while preventing birds and squirrels from building nests in your chimney. Additionally, it will block drafts and help your chimney last longer by keeping its interior dryer.
Contact an Experienced Coppersmith
Call Riedel Contracting Inc. at (845) 544-7252 or use the convenient online form to schedule an appointment. We are a reliable roofer and coppersmith, and we have enhanced many homes throughout our service area with copper. Let us show you what copper can do for you.