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A Copper Roof Replacement in Long Beach, Indiana

Written by Barb Bosak on . Posted in Roofing

A home on Lake Shore Drive in Long Beach, Indiana was severely damaged by strong winds that are common around Lake Michigan. Its copper roof, specifically, was highly affected and needed to be replaced entirely.

Our team at Conrad Roofing of Illinois facilitated a full replacement of the roof, swapping out the damaged copper and replacing it with fresh standing seam copper panels. This returned the home to its prime functional state, while also enhancing its appearance.

Learn more about this project by reading below.

Fabricating Copper Standing Seam Roofing Panels

We began this project by fabricating copper standing seam roofing panels. Each panel was made to possess a uniform look with evenly spaced seams. The panels initially had a shiny aesthetic, but over time, copper oxidizes — it will turn brown, then eventually turn green. This oxidization process is known as patina.

Installing Copper Standing Seam Roofing Panels

Once we finished fabricating the standing seam copper panels, we began installing them on the home and its adjoining garage. First, we removed the existing copper roofing that was damaged. We then carefully prepared the roofs of both structures to provide ample protection and insulation.

Finally, the standing seam panels were secured to the roofs. Once in place, they possessed a clean, consistent appearance.

The Benefits of Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Are you considering installing standing seam metal roofing on your own home or commercial budling? If so, before you do, it’s important to be aware of its features and benefits. These include the following:

A Wide Selection of Color Options

First and foremost, standing seam metal roofing is available in a wide variety of colors. Not only is it available it its natural copper color, but with black, red, blue, green, and several other surface shades as well. Regardless of the look you want your roof to achieve, standing seam metal roofing can accommodate you.

Highly Durable

In addition to being available in a variety of colors, standing seam metal roofing is also highly durable. When properly installed, it lasts well over 50 years. It also does a terrific job of resisting weathering and direct physical trauma compared to other popular roofing materials. Although it’s not the absolute most durable roofing material in existence, its durability is above average, and it offers great value for the price.

Few Maintenance Needs

Another major benefit of standing seam metal roofing is that it requires very little effort in terms of maintenance. Because it does such a great job of resisting weathering, it typically only needs to be cleaned from time to time. This makes it both convenient and affordable to take care of over time.


Standing seam metal roofing is extremely lightweight, and therefore, it puts very little stress on the building structure below. This means that it can be installed on essentially any property, regardless of its strength and structural integrity.

Energy Efficiency

The last benefit of standing seam metal roofing we’ll discuss is that it’s highly energy efficient. It not only does a good job of keeping out heat and cold, but soundwaves as well.

You won’t have to worry about raindrops creating a pitter-patter sound throughout your home, nor will you have to worry about your HVAC system having to work overtime. When installed by a professional, standing seam metal roofing provides more than enough insulation to get the job done.

Are You Ready to Install a Standing Seam Copper Roof?

Has your roof recently taken on damage following a storm? Has it reached the end of its lifespan? In any case, if you’re looking to install a standing seam copper roof in Chicagoland or Northwest Indiana, you’ve come to the right place — Conrad Roofing of Illinois is the company to call.

Our crew has replaced copper roofs on countless properties, both residential and commercial. Regardless of your roofing needs and preferences, we can offer a solution. Contact us today at (773) 286-6212 to get started.

Company Information

5122 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630


Fax: 773 286.6211


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