How to Install a Copper Porch Roof | This Old House

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Kevin O’Connor and Tom Silva raised the roof on the new front porch of the Arlington house. Today they meet up with Bob Green, whose team is installing a copper roof on the porch

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The curved roof rafters on the front porch have been sheathed with bendable plywood and then covered with a self-sealing membrane and rosin paper. Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor meet roofer Bob Green as he is installing the standing seam copper. The panels are formed on site and the two seams are bent together and locked down with concealed copper clips that are nailed to the roof. Pliers are used to lock each seam and then an electric roller locks the two seams together. The two overlapping joints make a nice tight seal.

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