Copper roofing goes hand in hand with tile and slate roofing due to its long service life. Copper use by man is traceable back about 60 centuries. Here is a fun fact: Did you know the Romans are known to have begun the art of working with it?
Traditional copper roofing adds elegance, longevity and value to the project. There is no finer roofing material available. And with proper installation, it can last a lifetime.
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The next example of our work is rich in history. The story and video is just as beautiful as this new Oak Park Victorian Home with new Slate and Copper Roof.
We use traditional folding and forming techniques in conjunction with centuries old installation practices to provide the highest quality copper roofing available.
Copper roofing is most common for interlocking panel flat roofs with soldered seams. This style of copper roofing can conform to many shapes and sizes as required.
Copper bay window tops, copper dormer tops, copper pockets, copper valleys, copper wall flashings, copper chimney flashings, copper finials and copper crestings are a sampling of the copper roofing options available. The following picture is a copper standing seam roof with a curvature that ties into a copper flat roof. This roof was replaced since it developed leaks at various junctions. We removed the old copper roof, repaired the rotted wood work, applied one layer of Grace Ice and Water Shield, two layers of 30# tar paper, one layer of rosin paper (slip sheet) and then started the copper roof assembly. The standing seam was hand formed on site to custom fit the curvature of the roof, and the interlocking copper flat roof is attached with copper clips and fitted together. Seams are flattened with a mallet and then sweat soldered together. This will be good for another 80 plus years.
The picture that is next demonstrates how much experience and art this roofing specialty is.
As we continue we show some work the owner of Ryan Restorations did on his own garage. A natural gas furnace was installed and needed a vent through the roof for the exhaust. The owner designed a wood structure to enclose the vent pipe and then fabricated sheet copper to fit. There is a fabricated copper chimney cap for the top and a saddle feature on the back side to divert water away from the chimney. This also required custom tile roof flashings. And we had to tie this chimney into the Ludowici, Spanish style tile roof on the garage.
Now we will show a Copper inter-locking, soldered flat roof with integrated box and built in gutter system. This roof is on an addition to a home at The Burr Ridge Club. The addition is only five years old and the original copper roof was failing and had to be replaced. The original installer unfortunately used too large of roof panels for the installation in order to save money, as fewer seams means less soldering to do. The larger panels expand and contract more, so the solder seams were all cracking.
And finally is this picture is a copper roof that was a new construction job. This customer was actually a roofing contractor himself who installs shingle roofs after hail storms damage them. The dormer tops were done in copper double lock standing seam. The rest of the roof was shingled. The copper roof areas will outlast the next five or six shingle roofs this building will need over time.
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