About Copper Roofing
Alpine Roofing Construction installs quality copper roofing systems throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. We are the leading Dallas Metal Roofing company with 17 years’ experience installing metal roofing systems. Our metal roofing resume includes but not limited to Time’s Square Craig’s Ranch -McKinney Texas, Hawaiian Falls – Dallas Texas, Business Center Louisiana State University Expansion and the new Rockwell medical center to name a few. Alpine Roofing Construction your Dallas Metal Roofing experts are trained and experienced in all types of metal roofing materials and metal roofing systems including Copper Roofing.
Copper roofing has been used for centuries. It offers a character and durability that no other metal roof can match. Its appearance can complement any style of building, from the traditional to the modern. Its warmth and beauty make it a preferred material for many architects. The use of copper is based on traditional practices proven over many years. There are numerous examples of copper roofs which have been in place one or more centuries. Copper roofing’s resistance to the elements ranks among the highest of modern roofing materials.
When properly designed and installed, a copper roofing provides an economical, long-term roofing solution. Its low life-cycle costs are attributable to the low maintenance, long life, and salvage value of copper. Unlike many other metal roofing materials, copper requires no painting or finishing. Through its natural weathering process, the warm bronze tones can be expected to lead to the elegant green patina finish. There are also many methods available to retard or accelerate the weathering process. Ask Your Leading Dallas Metal Roofing Company, Alpine Roofing Construction about what finish if any would be right for your particular needs.
The ductility and malleability of copper make it an easy material to form over irregular roof structures. Domes and other curved roof shapes are readily handled with copper. In recent years, new tools and installation methods have been introduced that aid in the quick, proper, and economical installation of copper roofs.For more information about copper, roofing ask us or visit the Copper Development Corporation
Call your Dallas metal roofing installer Alpine Roofing Construction today for all of your copper roofing needs. Whether as an accent or a roof that uses copper as a larger feature we can craft the best metal roofing system to meet your need and exceed your expectations.
No other metal roofing application can offer the character and durability of copper roofing while offering such a dynamic appearance. Its continually changing beauty over time has long been a favorite for those who live under a copper roof. A copper roof can complement any style of home or business from traditional to the modern as is the preferred material among property owners for its warmth and beauty.
Copper roofing systems can provide an economical long-term roofing solution, as it is ranked among the highest in modern roofing materials for its resistance to the elements. Virtually maintenance free, the longevity cycle plus the salvage value of copper roofing, make it one of the finest roofing solutions for your property.
Technology has developed new tools and installation methods to aid in the quick, proper and economical installation of copper roofs. The ductility and malleability of copper make it an easy material to form over any irregular roofing structure, such as domes and other curvatures on your property.
A wide variety of texture and colors with copper alloy provide us, Alpine Roofing Construction, an almost unlimited assortment of spectacular visual effects for your property. The recognized classes of finishes for copper alloys are mechanical, chemical, protective coatings and laminated finishes. Here is a brief description of these:
By definition, a mechanical finish is a physical rather than chemical change. Buffing and grinding are mechanical operations, whereas oxidizing and paginating are chemical. This is as natural a look as you can get but can also accommodate additional finishing operations. A few examples of mechanical surface conditions are:
- Specular-Bright mirror-like finishes produced by passing the metal between highly polished steel rolls.
- Matte-Dull finishes produced by hot rolling, extruding, casting or cold rolling followed by annealing.
- Polished and Buffed-Produces a spectacular mirrored finish by sequential grinding, polishing and buffing operations until smooth and bright.
- Smooth specular-A very bright, mirror-like surface produced by abrasive belt-grinding followed by polishing with progressively finer abrasives and buffing with extremely fine compounds. This is the costliest mechanical finish applied to copper metals.
- Specular-Is a less-bright surface that is produced by polishing and buffing, but to a lesser extent.
Chemical Finishes offer a wide-ranging array of colors and possibilities. The copper roofing alloy surfaces can be chemically altered to produce a wide range of colored finishes. Surfaces are chemically converted to a stable, protective compound of oxide or a sulfide or other compounds to mimic natural weathering.
Transparent coatings preserve natural color, texture and the metallic luster of a copper metal application. The coatings also retain formability as well as impart corrosion and abrasion resistance. Enhance the appearance of rich luster and give a greater depth of color.
This finish provides corrosion and abrasion resistance and demonstrates long-time resistance to deterioration by sunlight.
In cost estimations evaluating the life cycle costs, plus initial costs, maintenance costs, and the life expectancy of the roofing system must be a part of the estimation, as should the salvage value of the material. With coppers recyclable returns being it is able to retain much of its primary metal cost, it makes copper the superior material in terms of life expectancy costs.
With a wide array of attractive natural colors of copper and copper roofing alloys, as well as the corrosion resistance properties, it gives Alpine Roofing Construction a vast variety of options in the planning and design stages of commercial, industrial, and residential structures.
Call Alpine Roofing Construction at (214) 528-9897, or fill out our online contact form, for all of your copper roofing solutions.. An analysis by our award-winning, certified experts will provide you with all the information for your new copper roofing application.