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This 10,000 sq. ft. home located in a prestigious area of Salt Lake City, Utah, features diamond-shaped copper shingle roofing, along with a variety of other hand-crafted copper products from Copper Exclusive and its founder Erno Ovari.

Among the impressive array of products designed, hand-made and installed by Copper Exclusive were:

  • 6,000 diamond shaped, interlocking copper shingles in 16 oz. copper formed from 15” coils and installed on a 24:12 pitched roof. Every shingle was fastened with 5 stainless steel ring shaft nails including German-made, stainless steel special flat seam nail-integrated clips.

  • Crown molding, soffit and fascia.

  • A gutter solution for very high difficulty roof-eave applications, including ornamental downspouts.

  • German quality, double-locked standing seam roofing at the eave as a subsurface for the snow guard system.

  • 700 snow hooks for the copper shingle roof.

  • A German double-pipe snow guard system.

  • Over 1,000’ of inside and outside parapet molding with welded corners, hidden hold-downs and hidden fasteners.

  • Over 900’ of 48” width parapet roofs with hidden fasteners and hidden expansion joints.

  • Specially-designed copper finials for the parapets.

  • A 3:12 pitched upper roof,  with 6 skylights, using a double-locked standing seam system.

  • 240’ of designed ridge ventilation.

  • Chimney crown with stainless steel square-tube subsurface.

  • Garage treated in the same style as the home.

In total, 16,000 lbs. of hand-crafted copper products were used on the home. By employing time-tested craftsmanship and installation techniques, Copper Exclusive did not use any sealants or any soldering on the roof—aside from soldering the rain gutter.

Completed in late 2008, Markus Christian Olsen, Salt Lake City, Utah, served as project designer and general contractor for the home. The installing contractor was Copper Exclusive, Orem, Utah

Erno Ovari of Copper Exclusive has a distinguished career in metal craft that dates back to 1985, with experience in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland as well as 11 years of intensive education in this trade. He has achieved the degree of “Meisterbrief”, the highest contractor certification in Europe.

About Copper Exclusive

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