The dramatic new focal point of the home is a portico clad entirely in copper sheet metal
, according to homeowner Nick Smaby.
Other companies that use cut copper sheet metal
are manufacturers and fabricators of copper roofing tiles and copper ceiling tiles, copper induction motors (for electric cars), and architectural firms who design "green buildings" using copper cladding, copper sun shades and copper eaves to comply with LEED (TM) certification.
The Copper Development Association (CDA), which represents manufacturers of copper used in a variety of building products, recently contributed 6,000 square feet of copper sheet metal
for the largest "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" renovation to date - a summer camp in Southwest Missouri for children with special needs.