- 18 Gauge 40 Mil: 18 gauge copper sheeting is heavyweight copper.
It is approximately twice as thick as 22 mil copper and weighs approximately 2 pounds per square foot.It's often used for various construction, art and craft projects, DIY projects, electrical applications.
18 Gauge copper can be cut with heavy duty snips or sheet metal shears. It is very difficult to bend by hand.
- 20 Gauge 32Mil: 20 gauge copper sheeting is heavyweight copper.
It is approximately 50 percent thicker than 22 mil and weighs approximately 1.5 pounds per square foot.
20 Gauge copper can be cut with heavy duty snips or sheet metal shears. While you can bend this copper with your hands, to get a sharp 90 degree bend, you must use a sheet metal brake.
- 24 Gauge 22 Mil 16 Oz: 24 gauge-16 ounce copper sheeting is a heavy weight copper often referred to as "roofing copper" or "roofing flashing."
It weighs approximately 1 pound per square foot.16 ounce copper can be bent and formed by hand but is very durable. Metals snips are needed to cut this thickness.It's often used for roofing and flashing, various art and craft projects, DIY projects such as copper backsplashes, copper countertops and copper range hoods, electrical applications, research and development and much more.
16 ounce copper can be bent and formed by hand but is very durable.
- 28 Gauge: 28 gauge copper sheeting is often used in outdoor projects to protect wood from the elements, such as for flashing or capping poles or exposed beams in a structure. It is also used for birdhouse roofs and other garden projects. Other uses include indoor projects such as creating an inset in wooden cabinets or covering furniture (see the photo gallery for examples) and although it is a lighter gauge copper.