Native Architects, York
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Posted: 25 August 2021
Metal roofs are becoming more and more popular not just for commercial buildings but also for residential properties.
Zinc has many benefits over other materials. Zinc in its raw form has a low melting point, meaning that it uses less energy to convert into roofing material.
Zinc is incredibly durable meaning it is not affected by weathering, it benefits from ageing as it forms a protective patina, meaning it needs almost no maintenance.
Zinc acts as a heat barrier, helping prevent heat from leaving a building through the roof i.e. acting as an insulating material and inversely it prevents unwanted heat from entering the building, helping maintain stable temperatures.
Zinc unlike most other roofing materials is clean and contaminate free, therefore is ideal for water collection.
Zinc also has other valuable properties, it’s durable, malleable, flexible and is also aesthetically pleasing.
And……………. when removed zinc roofing is recyclable.
So in summary, zinc makes an excellent environmentally friendly, sustainable and attractive roofing material for both residential and commercial properties, with none of the drawbacks that you may find in other traditional tile- covered roofs or metallic based roofing methods.