Maintaining your copper roof

Copper is a natural, active metal, when it is left unprotected it will form a self healing protective layer, this patina develops over time. General Cleaning: The actual surface of the copper does not require any maintenance, leaves, dirt etc must be removed from the roof and gutter areas on a regular basis, this can be carried out with a…

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What causes the copper patina?

When left unprotected, copper will naturally weather, and form a self healing protective patina. As natural weathering proceeds, the exposed metal changes from a salmon pink through a series of light and dark chocolate, which can incorporate iridescent pinks, oranges and reds, interspersed with brassy yellows, blues, green, purples and browns. The patina is the coppers reaction to airborne sulphur…

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