Copper In Construction: How Is It Used?
1) Copper and heating and plumbing – Copper is widely used in thermal systems because of its ability to conduct heat. It’s also waterproof, making it useful for piping, sinks, bath tubs, showers, and fixtures that supply water to washing machines and even dryers. It’s flexibility enable it to be bent into shape without any comprising its strength, which gets those copper pipes to work around difficult corners without much problem. And another big plus: it’s anti-microbial. It’s resistance to bacteria, viruses and microbes is also key in its use in plumbing and the transportation of water.
2) Copper and roofing – Copper resists corrosion, which makes it a good candidate for decorative gutters and roofing. Add to that, it just looks nice–no doubt nicer than vinyl or painted aluminum and steel.
3) Copper and cladding – Copper is great for cladding because it can be bent into shape with relative ease while maintaining its strength and durability. Did we mention it’s waterproof and resists corrosion?
4) Copper and fittings – Copper is found in all kinds of fixtures and fittings around the home, including hinges, door knobs, cabinet and drawer pulls, and faucets.
5) Copper and electrical wiring – Copper takes first place of all metals in the conduction of electricity. You already probably know that electrical wire = copper. No need for much detail here.
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