Whether natural or pre-weathered, zinc is a material which is highly valued by architects and professional roofers. It allows great freedom in terms of aesthetics and architecture. It is perfectly suitable for all types of construction both in classical and modern architecture. Zinc is characterized by:
- High malleability, regardless of the direction of rolling
- High stability once conformed
- Optimal electrowelding performance due to its low surface oil content
- Limited fragility at low temperatures.
Zinc roofing and cladding is extremely corrosion resistant, but also offers further advantages over other metal roofs. Zinc is self-healing, meaning that if is scratched the zinc material can recover given time. It has a low maintenance care regime. Even in a harsh site, exposed to spray and wind, you can install it and basically forget about it. Zinc offers a more aesthetic appeal than some of the other metals you could use. On top of this, architects like it because it can be formed into interesting shapes and curves whilst retaining it durable qualities.