As people learned how to use metal as a roofing material, it became popular in many parts of the United States and Europe, especially on larger buildings. The main draws of metal roofing were its durability and fire resistant nature. It's main drawback, on the other hand, was the higher expense when compared to materials like asphalt shingles.
Stainless steel as a roofing material has become increasingly more popular in recent years. Many architects like it because of its luxurious appearance and resistance to corrosion. Stainless steel also requires little maintenance and is one of the more long-lasting roofing materials on the market on account of its strength. While stainless steel's strength and rigidity makes it a good roofing material it is not malleable enough to make good flashing material.
Copper, on the other hand, is one of the oldest and most frequently used metal roofing materials. It's easy to hammer into shape, is also resistant to corrosion, is long-lasting, and has a beautiful golden-brown color that turns into a classic verdigris green with age.
We recommend using copper over stainless steel for installation with a DaVinci roof because of these and other qualities. It works very well with all of our polymer slate and shake and adds to the beauty of our products.
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To learn more about why we recommend using copper with a DaVinci roof, contact us by email or calling 1-800-328-4624 today.