Zinc

Zinc in roofing dates back to the 18th century and has grown in popularity year by year ever since it began being used as a cheaper alternative to copper and lead in the construction industry. In recent years also grown more popular in the residential market due to its range of surface colours which gives architects and clients the possibility to be create traditional or contemporary bespoke designs as the metal blends in very well with other building materials such as glass, wood and stone finishes around it. Zinc is also an exceptionally malleable material making it extremely useful for complex shapes and is enjoyable to work with by the craftsman installing the system.

Other benefits of zinc include an high long life expectancy of over 70 years, however it is vitally important the installation must be correct and onto a compatible sub structure, this achieves a material which is naturally corrosion resistant and is 100% recyclable making it a very green choice, the zinc roofing system is very low maintenance throughout its life as it develops its own protective layer and self-repairs against scratches and imperfections.

 

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