No. In a dry climate like Alberta’s, untreated copper will eventually turn a muted black or deep brown. Rather than allow your copper to age naturally however, we can pre-treat it with a custom patina that will lock in your copper’s timeless beauty for decades. Learn more about our proprietary patinas here.
A patina is a coloured film that forms on the surface of copper to protect it from corrosion. This is what causes copper roofs to turn green, which you have seen in old architecture. To preserve your copper’s beauty, Copper X can pre-treat your copper roofing and decorative features with a custom patina that locks in the look you want to achieve and eliminate discolouration for decades to come. Learn more about our patinas here.
Yes. Copper X’s metalsmiths possess extensive experience fabricating and installing roofing systems and exterior decorative features using a variety of metals including: aluminum, zinc, stainless steel and brass. A very popular metal roofing product is pre-painted steel because it comes in a variety of profiles and colours. Please feel free to contact us to learn about all the options we have available.
No. This is a common misconception about modern metal roofs. Unlike the old corrugated metal or tin roofs, modern metal roofs are applied on top of a solid substance and are generally further separated from living quarters by a layer of insulation. Thus, there is no noticeable difference in noise compared to any other roofing material.
Yes. Copper is one of the most durable metals known to man and has been known to last hundreds, even thousands of years. It’s also naturally anti-microbial, fire and weather resistant, 100% recyclable, and retains its value far better than most materials.
A looooong time. Copper has been used in architecture for centuries and many of those original copper roofs and fixtures are still in use today. When the Great Pyramid of Giza was excavated, archaeologists discovered a plumbing system consisting of copper pipes that were still serviceable after more than 5,000 years!
Yes. Copper X proudly serves all of Western Canada including Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. We’ve also supplied pre-fabricated copper features for projects as far away as Ontario and even Hawaii. Please contact us to inquire about custom copper work and features for your out-of-province project.
No. Lighting is attracted to the highest point, regardless of its material. In fact, because copper and other metals are fire-proof, a metal roof actually offers more protection than other roofing materials.