Copper comparison chart

Copper comparison chart

If someone gave you a steel ring and coated it with gold leaf, would you call it gold jewelry?  Or would you call it a gold-leaf ring?  With copper, we find that some companies get away with applying a thin layer of copper or copper foil over wood and steel and then call it a copper product. We believe that if you pay for copper, you should get copper! And you should get the highest quality for the application.
Copper is a soft metal, though can be hardened, and so will dent and scratch if the wrong gauge is used for your application.



Gauge
Thickness
(inches)

Weight per

12" x 12"
section

Cut with....
Other companies use for:
We use for:
32
.008
6 oz
Scissors
Shape by hand

Copper foil
Range hoods, counter tops
or for backsplashes

Nothing
26
.016
12 oz

Tin snips or a utility knife
Shape by hand

Copper foil
Range hoods, counter tops
or for backsplashes

Roofing, fence caps.

Nothing
23
.021
16 oz

Metal snips
Can be shaped by hand

Roofing, cupolas
Range Hoods, Counters
Nothing
21
.027
20 oz

Roofing, fence caps.
Range Hoods, counters

Fence caps
17
.041-.043
32 oz
Shear

Range Hoods, counters

Fence caps
Backsplashes
4 inch numbers
14
.062
48 oz
Shear

Range Hoods, counters


Range hoods
Pot racks
Counters & Sinks
Copper plaques
Copper numbers

8
.125
6 pound
Shear


Heavy duty pot racks
Straps on range hoods
Plate
.25
12 pound
Shear


Pro grade pot racks