The longevity and beauty of copper distinguishes any residence wither it is a copper bay roof, copper gutters, copper ridge cap or other architectural feature. The longevity of copper makes it perfect for chimney and wall flashing. Copper has an excellent record of low maintenance and durability. Flat and low sloped roofs in copper is very durable and resist puncture from sharp objects, some foot traffic and cigarette ashes that would destroy many other roofs. Copper is the perfect material for curved surfaces such as domes, eyebrow dormers, turrets and barrel vaults.
For a long lasting installation, since copper has a high co-efficient of thermal expansion this relativley extreme expansion and contraction must be taken in account in the design to avoid solder joints pulling apart.