If you’re searching for the perfect way to spruce up your patio, updating your fire pit can add an attractive focal point that will encourage your loved ones to gather around for lively conversations and cook outs all summer long. Choosing the right size and type of fire pit depends on your own personal preferences, but when you’re selecting the material, you simply can’t go wrong with copper. Here’s why homeowners are increasingly choosing copper fire pits to enhance their own backyards and patio spaces:
1. Copper is highly durable.
Unlike other popular metals, such as powder-coated steel or cast iron, copper is durable enough to withstand a lifetime of use while retaining its gorgeous appearance. Copper has a much higher melting point than cast iron, so it won’t become brittle over time, whereas cast iron can easily erode and thin out after several uses. Furthermore, metals like cast iron can rust when exposed to rain, which isn’t ideal for any outdoor centerpiece. Copper does not rust or corrode, even when exposed to the natural elements, making it a naturally weather-resistant material.
2. Copper is an excellent heat conductor.
If you have ever used copper cookware, you’ve probably noticed how easy it is to ensure that everything is cooked evenly. This is because copper is a great natural conductor of heat, so it equally distributes warmth all around its surface area. Similarly, when copper is used as a fire pit, the warmth will be effortlessly transmitted to everyone gathered around it.
3. It’s beautifully flexible.
Copper fire pits come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and styles because it’s a soft metal and can be easily formed into aesthetically pleasing squares, rectangles, bowl shapes, or even intricate patterns. Whether you want a sleek modern design or a classic bowl-shaped fire pit, copper is flexible enough to accommodate any of your preferences. You can even select whether you’d like a hand-hammered copper or smooth copper finish!
4. Wood-burning or gas fire pits are available.
Copper fire pits are available in wood-burning or gas models, so you can select a type based on your preferred fuel. Wood-burning fire pits are typically less expensive and lighter to move around if you need to, but the strong copper base will ensure that they’re equally as durable as gas fire pits.
Gas versions, on the other hand, can have either manual or electric burners to easily start a roaring fire in no time, and this option is more environmentally-friendly. These permanent structures can be used as additional seating space or as a table when not in use, which can be a major selling point if you want to increase the overall value of your home. But no matter which type of fire pit you choose, both wood-burning and gas varieties can be styled to your unique specifications with a natural or hand-crafted patina.
5. Copper is a sustainable material.
Using and recycling copper is something that humans have been practicing for thousands of years, most notably in the Middle Ages. When copper items are no longer needed, they can be melted down and reformed into new products without losing any of their natural properties. Today, the main sources of recycled copper include discarded electrical wiring, plumbing tubes, cartridge cases from the military, automobile radiators, and production scraps. Approximately 66% of copper items produced today use recycled material as opposed to newly-mined ore.
6. Copper is gorgeous and timeless.
The lovely golden hue of a copper fire pit will be admired by your guests for years to come, and it easily outshines the comparatively dull fire pits constructed of metals like cast iron. Since you may choose a natural (or “living”) patina, its color can naturally blossom into its own unique pattern that no manufacturer would be able to imitate, or you can choose to have your copper patina sealed for a consistent golden glow. Copper is being used more and more for cookware, table tops, sinks, and other everyday items since it seamlessly complements any kind of decor.
Why buy from CopperSmith?
When you purchase a fire pit from CopperSmith, you won’t receive a standard or “cookie-cutter” product. All items are carefully hand-crafted to your exact specifications with safety, convenience, and durability in mind. If you have any questions about what type of fire pit is the best choice for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for expert advice and guidance!