A copper roof can last many decades without too much care and maintenance, especially when its lifecycle changes from a shiny copper to a rich patina. This maturation can only be achieved through its exposure to moisture, air, and sunlight for a very long period of time, but may mature unevenly. Homeowners tend to want to keep its shiny exterior intact but that is not in the best interest of their copper roofs. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts of how to care for your copper roof.
Avoid the Mistakes of a Copper Roof Care
Removing the thin layer of patina or scarring it can damage the copper. Avoid using harsh chemical cleaners or sealant, as it will remove the protective layer and expose your copper roof to damages. Sealant needs constant maintenance and its uneven application can ruin the roof, as patina is the only natural sealant it needs. It is also not recommended to use any soap to wash it either.
Proper Care of a Copper Roof
Even though a copper roof doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, it still requires general care such as debris removal or an annual inspection. The removal of debris means that the roof will constantly be exposed to the sun, thus forming the patina to help it last longer. Be sure to consult with your roofing company before applying any treatments or sealant.
If you are in need of a custom copper roofing company or have any other questions about how to take care of your copper roof, give us a call at (920) 532-4631 or visit our website. Van De Hey Refined Roofing proudly serves Appleton, Madison, Green Bay, Sheboygan, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, and their surrounding areas. Our extensive knowledge of custom roofing systems ensures VR Roofing can help you with your every roofing need. You can rely on our workforce that is both well trained and insured.