How will copper rust in my environment?

Copper is a natural metal, meaning it will naturally rust over time. The end result depends on where you live and the type of weather your copper panels will undergo.

Since copper is a natural metal, it will patina over time.

True copper panels will start as a shiny, burnt-orange color and eventually turn to rich browns and blacks.

  • In some humid or coastal climates, the patina will be a blue/green finish (think Statue of Liberty).
  • In arid climates, a full patina takes between 10-15 years, where in coastal climates, a full patina takes between 5-7 years.
If you’re interest in learning more about copper panels, check out this blog, or talk to a Product Specialist.