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Zinc for flat roofing.
Metal Roofing Materials are becoming increasing popular for flat roofing. Traditionally lead and copper can be extremely expensive. Zinc roofs provide an alternative that allow for similar levels of durability, whilst retaining the benefits that they create for generations but at less cost
Zinc sheet roofing, for a classic contemporary look.
As a flat roofing material, zinc is extremely versatile. it can be adapted to cater for complex roof designs and wall cladding. If you are thinking about building or updating a roof that contains either of these features, then perhaps zinc is a good choice for you. Fortunately there are specialist roofing companies who are familiar with zinc flat roofing systems.
Overall, zinc roofs are durable, require little maintenance and have great longevity. They share a number of characteristics with copper, in that they both create patinas and are metal based, but ultimately zinc provides a cheaper and more versatile option. Some people will argue that copper roofs are more pleasing to the eye, but this of course is a matter of personal opinion. To gain a zinc roof with a high quality finish, make sure that you enlist the help of a professional roofer. Roofing is not a task for DIY enthusiasts this type of flat roofing requires a lot of skill and can be dangerous.
Stainless-Steel for flat Roofing
Whether you are creating a new build or are updating a pre-existing property, metal roofing is an option that appeals to a wide audience. Metal roofing is renowned for its attractive appearance, durability, fire resistance and overall charm, but there can be confusion due to the number of materials available. Some of the more common options include zinc, copper and lead, but each of these have various advantages and disadvantages that usually depend on individual circumstances. One metal flat roofing type that can make a statement is stainless steel.
Stainless steel roofing.
Tends to be used more as an industrial roof covering
Stainless steel is very light.
- Although stainless steel does not create a patina like zinc and copper, the chromium in the metal provides a bright high reflective finish- so if you want cool then look no further.
- Little maintenance is required
- Stainless steel is heat resistant in nature. This means it provides an excellent level of fire resistance
- Assuming that the roof is erected with a continuous seam running through it, the use of lightning conductors will be made redundant
- Stainless steel roofs have an extremely long life span
- Can provide an attractive finish
As the list above shows, stainless steel for flat roofing provides a number of advantages over more traditional materials such as tile, lead and Asphalt. Whilst this is true a number of these advantages also apply to metals such as zinc and copper. This is why there is often confusion with regards to the type of metal that is best suited for a roof.
Generally speaking metal flat roofing is a good option if you are looking for a light long lasting, high quality and attractive finish. Copper can be expensive; but wow that patina is wonderful. If you are unsure of where to start, take a look at the pictures and see what floats your boat. All metallic flat roofing systems will be more expensive than other flat roofing types as the material used can be quite costly, and the techniques required to install them are highly skilled. Both of these factors will add to an increased overall cost. However, this should not be viewed in a negative light. The increased cost is also a sign of the increased quality that you are purchasing. A metallic flat roofing system will last for generations, requiring little to no maintenance.
If you like the idea of a metal flat roofing system, but are still unsure as to what type would best suit your needs, then make an enquiry with a professional roofing company. They will be able to provide you with invaluable roofing advice, whilst they will also be able to carry out work in a safe and efficient manner wherever necessary.
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