The film shows how a copper roof and is replaced. It shows how the tracks formed in the workshop and subsequently held by the roof.
In the 1860s metal roofs became popular in house building. Especially the flat parts of Copenhagen roofs are roofed with zinc. Metal roofs can be adapted to roof surfaces in various forms and are therefore a good solution for dormers, turrets and spires.
Copper roofs patinate in a natural process and change from reddish to a darker brown colour. This is a layer that protects against corrosion and after some 40 years the roof changes again to the green patina that we know from many old buildings.
Often it’s the details in a building that are brought out with a covering of copper and zinc solutions, which plumbers have refined and carried out for generations.
The unique details accentuate the character of the building, and this is why it is important to renovate the roof correctly, so that the architectonic and original expression of the building can be maintained for future generations.