Zahner helped guide this decision. A champion of the integrity, resilience, and evolution of copper, we asked the clients for a little faith in the material, explaining that over time it would transition from it’s bright golden red, to a dark brown, to a black, and finally, it will slowly emerge into earthy greens.
Other exterior installed metals, such as zinc and steel patinas maintain their color over time, darkening subtly or lightening in some cases based on the weather, pollution, and proximity to water.
The results are far from a static painted appearance; Zahner finishes tend to reflect the natural beauty of the metal and its surrounding elements. Paint yellows, cracks, peels, and scratches quite easily. Natural metal surfaces age in a more sophisticated ways, growing and deepening in intensity.