When properly designed and installed a copper roof provides an economical long term roofing solution.
Copper flat roof details.
Insulation for the warm flat roof only.
Appropriate tempers for particular details are shown in the figures which follow.
This could mean flat roofs may not raise the same red flags they used to.
This 120 page technical manual copper roofing in detail aims to provide architects and contractors with the technical information needed to design and install fully supported sheet copper roofing in accordance with current good practice.
16 ounce copper will work too but for the smaller extra cost and the promise of a metal roof that can last a century with little maintenance the 20 ounce copper would be preferable and the stainless the most durable.
The copper bays are formed to the exact specifications of your roof and fixed into the prepared bays.
Its low life cycle costs are attributable to the low maintenance long life and salvage value of copper.
You can find more details in a flat roof construction manual.
Other roof protrustions sothat notiiing obstructs tiieflow ofair from eave to ridge.
When the old terne metal is removed it should be replaced with new terne coated stainless steel or 20 ounce copper.
This will keep the felt from melting into the solder joints and it provides a slippery surface as the copper expands and contracts.
In order to make the roof as stable and strong as possible you will also want to give some thought as to how the decking and the joists will fit together.
Install rosin paper so that the copper doesn t come into contact with the felt.
Flat roofs are hard to replace.
Roof forms and pitch copper is a fully supported sheet roofing material which is easily formed mechanically or by hand on site or in the factory to suit virtually any three dimensional shapes including complex curves and details.
The roof sheeting should be solid 1 inch boards not plywood and covered with 30 pound felt.
Some observers suggest it s harder to replace a flat roof than a traditional pitched shingle roof because of the labor required to remove its layers especially on older flat roofs.
Cold roof insulation.
Pitches from 1 to 90degrees.
The details illustrated will meet most of the conditions likely to be encountered.
Copper s resistance to the elements ranks among the highest of modern roofing materials.
Cad details document name pdf dwg download all cad construction details 37 1 mb 3 4 mb mc01 identification of roof areas 156 kb 167 kb mc01a single layer underlayment 173 kb 302 kb mc01b double layer underlayment 162 kb 322 kb mc02 vent pipe flashing 144 kb 349 kb mc03 valley.
Using the standing seam method the copper is secured to the roof by the means of stainless steel clips fitted between the upstands of the copper bays which are then welted together.
To be 16 oz.