Answers to your most frequently asked questions about copper awnings.
Q – Can any of the awnings or other products be custom made in a different size or material?
A – Yes. We are a sheet metal fabricator and can manufacture any product from a different metal, give it a unique finish or customize if for any size or application.
Q – Why does copper turn green?
A – When exposed to the outdoor elements copper will change colors over time as it develops a “patinia” or protective covering. This process is completely natural and takes many years for the colors to change from the shiny brown of new color to the unique green of older copper.
Q – How do you install a copper awning into brick?
A – Hammer drill into brick and use lead anchors or tubular anchors with stainless steel screws in a negative washer.
Q – Can you keep the copper awning looking shiny?
A – Yes. There is a copper shield spray you can purchase.
Q – Can you accelerate the patina process?
A – Yes. You can spray anything acidic and rub this in, but we don’t recommend it.