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Copper Roofing Services In Toronto

Some of the most iconic roofs here in Toronto are clad with copper. Other architectural design elements also use copper for its attractiveness and longevity. If you are interested in having True North Roofing install, fix, or replace your copper roof, or replace a standard shingle roof with copper, there are some key things worth knowing.

What Is Copper Roofing?

Copper roofing is pure copper sheeting that is nailed in place to cover a roof. It is easily shaped and bent to fit any angle or curve of a roof, which is why it makes such a nice roofing material to work with. Copper is typically flattened and extruded at the factory to make the metal sheets, and the metal sheets may be crimped like other metal roofing or just pressed flat.


Copper may also be used to create soffits, gutters, downspouts, and a whole host of other roofing accessories. Its durability and longevity make it a highly desirable roofing material for everything roof-related. Consumers also love the bright, shiny, orangey copper color of copper roofing, and/or the green patina copper acquires with age.

Benefits of Copper Roofing


Some benefits of copper roofing include:


  • Copper never rusts and never rots.

  • Copper can last for a hundred years or more before needing any major repairs.

  • Dented copper roofing is easily repaired and hammered out to its original shape.

  • If and when your copper roof turns green, you only need to apply copper polishing to the copper to restore it. Most consumers love the green patina of weathered copper, but you don't have to keep it that way if you don't want it.

  • Copper is secured like most other metal roofing and is not likely to rip off in a windstorm or blizzard.

  • Copper as the main metal to a roofing system is extremely strong and very durable.

  • While you can create shingles out of copper, it's best applied in sheets or crimped sheets like other metal roofs.

  • In terms of roof repair, copper usually only needs new fasteners or a sealer to prevent precipitation leaks, and that's decades after it has been installed.

  • Copper resists fire and retains heat or air conditioned air very well.

  • Copper is beautiful, shiny, and a rich addition to the roof of any home or public building.


Really the only real drawbacks of copper roofs are the cost. Copper will cost more per square foot installed than all other metal roofing materials. However, the benefits of installing a roofing system made of copper far outweigh the costs of the materials copper roof installers say. Copper is even superior to almost all metal roofing systems available on the market!

Why Choose True North to Install Your Copper Roof?


Metal roofs, including copper metal roofs, are our area of expertise. We have been installing all kinds of metal cladding on roofs and metal wall cladding for years now. We even install metal flat roofs on commercial buildings. We know what we are doing.


Furthermore, True North has several partners in the sheet metal industry that are able to supply copper roof sheets, copper ridge poles, copper gutters, and other copper roof supplies to Toronto's many homes and businesses. Our partnerships have led us to be the number one choice for copper roofing in Toronto, as well as metal roofing and traditional shingle roofs.


Our copper roofs come in the same style options as our other metal roofs. Choose from standing seam, batten seams, or seamless copper for a perfectly uniform and very modern copper roof look. If you already have a copper roof, but it has seen better days, we provide a wide variety of copper roof repair services.


Please don't hesitate to reach out to us regarding your current copper roof or a copper roof you would like installed on your home or commercial building. We are able to answer all of your questions regarding this roofing material as we have had many years of experience here in Toronto working with copper as a roofing material. We will be very happy to assist you with all your roofing needs, including and especially, copper.

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