Barns and OutbuildingsContemporary Exterior, Burlington
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7. Copper roofs. A copper roof is a statement, and it’s one you’ll pay a premium for. Metal roofs themselves are relatively expensive, and copper is the premium roof metal. But there is something grand about copper on a roof, and it’s bright sheen, seen on the rooftop above, will turn a blue-green hue in time. While a copper roof provides excellent longevity, durability and reflective qualities, it is an extremely expensive option that does not have much demonstrative benefit (except appearance) compared to standard metal roofs.
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On the roof. A copper roof can cost three times that of a shingled roof, but if maintained properly, it won't need to be replaced for a century or more (most roofs other than slate need to be replaced every 15-20 years). A reflective metal roof is more energy efficient than an asphalt roof and can save on the cost of air conditioning. There's also a huge aesthetic bonus: This roof will develop a beautiful patina that will continue to deepen over time.