Genuine 16oz. copper sheet half round (tombstone style) roof vent - made in the USA. Ornament size is 12 in. W x 18 in. H This beautiful tombstone (or half round portrait style) design will provide years and years of curb appeal, style and needed air flow functionality to your signature roof line. We offer 4 standard styles of roof vents in a variety of sizes that will fit any architectural design need. We also offer a complete custom copper roof vent design service that will fit your special project needs.
Copper is a beautiful metal, it is now considered semi-precious and adding one or more of our copper roof vent designs makes for a classy touch to ventilate any structure. These copper dormer roof vents are made from genuine 16 oz. US copper. They do not need to be cleaned or painted as they develop a natural patina, over time.
- Our copper tombstone dormers are made with 16 oz. US copper.
- All of our copper roof vents are handcrafted to order and to fit your exact specifications.
- Copper will last a lifetime and does not rot like wood, rust like steel, or crack like clay.
- A copper roof vent will add curb appeal, value and be an elegant finishing touch to your home or other building.
- Copper dormers are also functional and will provide needed ventilation when installed to do so.
- Proper attic ventilation will help to maintain a cooler attic temperature during the warmer months.
- Proper attic ventilation will help to reduce undesirable moisture and help keep your attic space dry during the Winter months.
- Good ventilation helps reduce your home or building's energy consumption during all seasons. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall!
ABOUT THE ART OF 'COPPERSMITH'
A coppersmith, also known as a "brazier", is a person who makes artifacts from copper and brass. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.The term redsmith is used for a tinsmith that uses tinsmithing tools and techniques to make copper items.
History of the Coppersmith
Anthropologists believe copper to be the first metal used by humans due to its softness and ease to manipulate. In antiquity, copper's durability and resistance to rust or corrosion proved valuable. Copper's relationship with man is thought to date back over six thousand years. Copper was particularly worked in England, with ores smelted in Wales as early as the 1500s. Copper was found in great quantities in North America, especially Montana, as well as archaic copper mines near Lake Superior, which was recording by a Jesuit missionary in 1659.
Coppersmithing as a trade benefited strongly from the invention of sheet metal rollers. Copper sheet was then available in a much more versatile and easy form for creating copper wares. By the 1700s, coppersmiths lived in the American colonies, but did not have access to much sheet copper due to the Crown's regulation of copper and other goods to the Americas. Sheet metal production was prohibited in the colonies as well before the American Revolution.
Most coppersmiths can create, from a pattern, copper wares from a sheet of copper. Our coppersmiths use this approach to create our standard line of roof vents. However, completely custom creations are always available, even if t s to be a standard roof vent in a very special size. Our coppersmiths specialize in specific forms or items such as roof vents and chimney caps.
In the 1700 and 1800's, coppersmiths typically had a few apprentices in various stages of learning the trade working together. Apprentices would start learning the trade usually around 8 or 9 years old. Typical duties of a youth in the copper shop would include tasks such as breaking coke or sal ammoniac blocks, scouring copper pieces to prepare them for tinning, and polishing hammers and tools.