Originally Posted by Baronvonellis
Is there any reason for a copper cornice? Don't they get painted over? Or are they going to leave it exposed. Couldn't a fiber glass or aluminum cornice be made for alot cheaper than copper? It would look the same if painted.
I don't think they'd paint a copper one.
And I haven't seen any green paint that really looks like weathered copper except at the most casual of glances (I even saw an egregiously bad imitation of copper-green paint a couple weeks ago in Bronzeville).
There may be other reasons to get metal cornices. My building has a zinc one, for example. It looks nice, and I'm pretty sure it could last 100 years, with only occasional, minimal repairs. Fiberglass might make it 30 or 40, but after that how does it fare?