A beautiful roof is a staple to any home, and there aren’t many things more beautiful than a properly installed copper roofing. But beyond beautiful, copper roofs are one of the most practical roofs to date. Many copper roofs are still intact after hundreds of years and it barely seems like there is any wear and tear at all. They are durable, environmentally friendly, and customizable. Which helps us at Vr Roofing get the perfect roof for you! But what is it like taking care of a copper roof to make sure it lasts?
Copper roofs are actually very easy to maintain. When exposed to air, copper naturally oxidizes and forms a thin layer of patina. This layer of patina actually helps strengthen the copper underneath and increases the life of copper roofing. It’s important to keep this layer on to avoid scratching or otherwise damaging the copper. The biggest thing to worry about with a copper roof is making sure you remove any debris that can accumulate over the years so the patina can continue to form evenly over your copper roof.
Things to avoid cleaning your cooper roof with are:
- Chemical cleaners
- Power washing
- Any kind of soap
- Chemical sealants
If you must clean you copper roof, a simple bucket of water might just do the trick. Or if you are looking for a deep clean, a mixture of salt and white vinegar in some water will help make your copper roof look like new.
Here at VR Roofing we will use our roofing knowledge and professional crew to help you get the best service possible. Contact Van De Hey Refined Roofing to learn about the best roofing options to fit your needs. We proudly serving the Appleton, Little Chute and the Fox Valley area, Sheboygan, Oshkosh, Madison, Milwaukee, Shorewood, Sheboygan, Oconomowoc, Verona, Waukesha, and Green Bay and De Pere areas in Wisconsin with all copper accents and copper roofing.