Zinc Roofing & Cladding

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Zinc Roofing & Cladding

Zinc is an ideal standing seam roof material and can be applied to many different types of roof. It comes in natural (bright), pre-weathered and pigmented finishes. As a standing seam roofing material, zinc is an ideal choice of material for architects, designers and home-owners alike, particularly because it repels corrosion and combines durability with flexibility, making it easy to install. If you’re thinking of using zinc for your project, click here for a FREE estimate by filling out your project requirements.

Many European and worldwide producers are now offering zinc coils and sheets with pigmented, moisture resistant and coastal protection. These zinc sheets can be formed into shingles, cassette panels and flat-lock panels to clad any building-style.

Correct Zinc Roof Installation Process

Zinc roofing contractors are familiar with the many installation methods required when using materials on different types of roof. Zinc shingle tiles, cassette panels and angled seam façade cladding panels can all be used in the installation process for metal roofers in the UK. Basic principles on a zinc roof build-up should be followed, with many designers choosing either a cold or warm roof approach.

The Metal roof company works with a trusted metal roof contractor network of over 100 trained and experienced standing seam metal roof installers. Standing seam zinc roof installation uses traditional skills and techniques and requires specialist equipment and a considerable amount of skill.  Most of our trusted installers are members of the FTMRC, a trade body promoting training, skills and good practice within the industry. Call us today or get a FREE estimate for your project. For more information on zinc roofing call our Head Office in London: 0208 810 0120 or using support@themetalroofcompany.co.uk

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Got questions? We’ve got answers. View our most common questions on zinc roofing and zinc cladding. You can always get in touch by calling our Head Office on 0208 810 0120 for further information.

A zinc roof should have a long life, be resistant to corrosion and offer value for money in comparison to other types of metal roofing products.

Zinc roof installation demands a great deal of skill. We would not suggest that you attempt to carry out the installation yourself. You would also need specialised machinery to fabricate the panels prior to fixing. Contact The Metal Roof Company and we can put you in touch with a trusted metal roof installer. 0208 810 0120.

Special fixed and sliding stainless steel clips are used to fix the zinc sheets to the substrate. The quantity and positioning of these is important. Your local zinc roof installer will understand the correct location for these.

As a general rule, the zinc roof sheets can be up to 600 mm between the standing seam centres. For aesthetic and technical reason, the distance between seams on zinc roofing & cladding should be less. 430 mm is a common width depending on the brand of zinc used.

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Zinc cladding differs in its application to the zinc sheets used for the roof area. Seam centres (i.e. the distance between the seams) are usually narrower for the zinc cladding used on the façade, helping to give a flatter, crisper look to the finished material.

Flatlock and shingle zinc tiles are fixed to the building using clips hidden behind the edge of the profiled tile.

Industry fixings spaced according to manufacturers’ recommendations are also used.

The Metal Roof Company can assist with design guidance for the width and positioning of your zinc shingle and flatlock tiles.

Call us today: 0208 810 0120.

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Benefits of Zinc Roofing & Cladding

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Zinc is flexible

Standing seam roofing and cladding puts any metal under stress.  In the hands of an experienced metal roof contractor, the metal will need to be profiled as a zinc roofing sheet or ‘tray’ and then, by butting together two lengths, the raised joints need to be seamed or crimped together using significant force. Zinc has the ideal tempur and flexibility to be formed in this way. There will be no springback in the formed joints, so they remain watertight, often for generations.

This flexibility means that Zinc can not just be used as a standing seam covering, but also as shingle tiles in various shapes, including square diamond and rhomboid patterns.  The techniques of traditional metal roofing used to apply these zinc tiles have been tried and tested over decades. Almost any roof shape can be covered using zinc roofing.

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Zinc has a simple, natural beauty

Zinc is a natural product that is found in abundance across the world.  Once mined and processed, the Zinc roofing sheets that arrive to your site will not have changed a great deal from the material as mined. 

The metal sheet zinc or coils can be used in their natural form, gaining a weathered patina over time.

Alternatively, ageing and/or colour treatments can be applied to the zinc during the processing stage to give the desired finish. 

Thereafter, the weathering process will ensure your zinc roof develops a unique look, giving years of enjoyment.

Contact the Metal Roof Company today for all zinc roofing & cladding enquiries: 0208 810 0120.

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Zinc is cost effective

A key benefit of using zinc as a roofing material in comparison to other metals such as aluminium and stainless steel is that its averaged lifetime cost per year is very low. Once installed, a zinc roof requires very little maintenance.  This natural eco-friendly material is resistant to corrosion and can even self-heal minor blemishes and scratches.

In the UK, zinc roofing has been used for years with great success. Neighbouring countries such as France, Germany and Austria have zinc roofs installed generations ago, and many in France have been installed over 100 years ago. They are still performing as good today, as the day they were installed.

Compared to clay tiles, asphalt and many other roofing materials, zinc performs as a cost-effective roofing option.