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 - How do you install a copper awning onto wood siding?
A - Pre-drill the copper awning and use stainless steel screws with a 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.