One of the advantages that copper roofs offer over other forms of long lasting roofs, especially the solid copper roof, is that the shingles are surprisingly light and most roofs and structures can easily cope with the load. Copper roofs are not inexpensive when compared to other styles of roofing but if you like the look of copper, and you want a longer life than asphalt shingles, then copper roofs are a good option.
The copper sheeting also protects the shingles from most types of wear and tear. With good, regular maintenance you won’t need repairs done frequently. Copper roofs are price competitive in the long run but not for the initial installation.