Today’s copper has also come a long way to prove itself as an ideal, trouble-free roofing material. Advances in prefabrication techniques and machinery and fixing technology have greatly reduced costs, which enables copper to be used in a greater variety of building situations than in the past.
Copper roofs have been known to last for over 700 years, the substrate rather than the copper itself eventually failing.
Copper consists of 100% pure Cu-DHP.
When first applied, the shiny surface oxidizes within a short time and forms a brown colored coat.
The patina provides the material against corrosion.
The typical green or blue (only in coastal areas) patina develops after years of free weathering.