Part craft, part technique, part architecture, part engineering, part art.
Those who custom craft copper are a small, and elite number of folks in the roofing industry. Often referred to as “tin knockers,” “copper craftsmen,” or “coppersmiths,” those who are skilled and trained to custom craft copper as a roofing solution have put in the hard work and taken the time and dedication to get good at it. Whatever their label or title, custom copper roofing solutions are not your everyday kind of roofing — copper is art!
But, don’t get me wrong, it is roofing! It’s hard work, and it takes a long time to get good at it.
There are lots of architectural design features, engineering details to consider, and construction requirements to abide by and adhere to, so there is still a lot of skill and general roofing knowledge required to be considered a professional. In my personal experience, I am always learning new ways to build upon and further my skills. Each new day brings a new opportunity to learn something new about the craft and new ways to be creative with copper for our customers.
“My personal goal has always been to be creative as a metal mechanic and as a metal artist, to provide our customers the best looking, the best fit, and the best custom solution possible! “
Advantages of Copper
There are a lot of advantages to using copper in roofing. It is elegant, environmentally friendly, and is resistant to corrosion. Copper aesthetically enhances any structure it’s put on, and with decades of satisfactory service life and performance, its longevity should be considered a wise investment. Due to that life expectancy and its ornate capabilities, copper roofing is the typical choice for most historical preservations, restorations, and rehabilitations.
Copper is a soft, malleable metal that can be formed and manipulated quite easily. It can be soldered and joined. It can be seamed together, interlocked in sections, crimped, folded, or overlapped. As mentioned above, architectural design, engineering details, and other project requirements usually dictate the proper application for the installation of copper to industry standards.
Copper aesthetically enhances any structure it’s put on, and with decades of satisfactory service life and performance, its longevity should be considered a wise investment.
Personally, my opinion is to always build a roof that will last for our customers. Therefore, it is so important to know the standards, put them to practice, infuse our creative abilities, take pride in the final product, and be willing to think outside the box as we use our expertise, skill, and knowledge to best serve our customers. To do so will always lead to a top-notch product, a long-lasting investment, and a satisfied customer that leads to a long-term relationship. More than that though is the personal satisfaction of the artwork you created. Something you can be proud of. Something you can take your grandkids by and say, “I did that!”
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