Zinc has been used as a roof covering for over 150 years and is becoming increasingly popular in the UK for all kinds of residential and commercial properties. Zinc is an extremely versatile material and is perfect for innovative architectural designs with complex shapes providing a stylish roofing and cladding solution.
Zinc roofing and cladding is a waterproof material which is corrosion and UV resistant. It provides very long service life and is 100% recyclable, requiring less production energy than other materials making it a sustainable eco friendly product.
Zinc can be laid on pitches as low as 3 degrees to vertical and can be used all over the buildings envelope, which has made it popular with architects for its pleasing finish and ability to blend well with other building materials.
Like Copper, Zinc also develops a natural patina when exposed to the environment, this creates a protective layer requiring minimal to no maintenance. However there are a range of finishes available to ensure that aesthetic requirements are met.