When it comes to choosing a metal roofing, the first roofing material that customers think of is either steel or copper. But if you are looking for a more aesthetically pleasing and protective metal roofing material, there is no comparison to zinc. Zinc protects your house like no other roofing material and is also a visually appealing cladding material. Here are the benefits of using zinc roofing material.
Zinc is long lasting and beautiful
The elements that make up zinc makes it a perfect material to be used as a roofing material. Zinc, being a metal reacts with oxygen in the air. But its resistant power is ten times more than steel. This makes it a perfect roofing material. It is also highly resistant to heat and water. Other than these weather conditions, when zinc is exposed to different other materials, it forms a protective layer of zinc carbonate that protects the inner layers of zinc from harsh conditions. In addition, the beautiful colour of zinc makes it give an aesthetic appearance to the property. It is a beautiful metal and it also helps make your property beautiful.
You can shape zinc roofs to your desired shape
Zinc becomes effectively ductile and malleable when metal alloy is added to it. The malleability and ductility of zinc roofs allows it to be shaped in a desired forms. This gives a beautiful roofline and you can shape the roof in any unique style you want to. One can also use zinc to make curves and vaults. Zinc is loved and highly preferred by modern architectural designers because of this reason. Furthermore, the durability is not at all affected by shaping it.
Zinc is good for the environment
No other metal is as environment-friendly as zinc. In an era where society is becoming extremely concerned about their environment and trying to stop as harmful thing as global warming, using zinc cladding can be the best way of serving for the environment. Zinc is a hundred percent recyclable material, which can effectively reused with time. It has the power to prevent mildew and mould naturally, which again contributes to the long-lasting nature of zinc roofs. Zinc is a lightweight material, which means it can be easily transported and in a cost-effective manner.
Zinc roof maintenance
The best part about using zinc roofs is that it requires minimum maintenance efforts. Zinc has a natural healing property that is it forms zinc carbonate, a protective material that protects your roof and your house. All you have to do is look after your roof and keep checking it once every month. Also coat the underside of the roof to avoid rusting of the material. Excessive rusting can damage the roof metal over time. Moreover, make sure your roof is properly ventilated. When air passes properly, it makes sure the zinc is looked after in the correct way.
If you are interested in zinc cladding, you can get in touch with The Slate Roofing Company. We have years of experience in zinc roofs and we will make sure your zinc roof is properly installed and done cost-effectively. We service both homes and business in Sydney, the South Coast and the Southern Highlands.