Why Zinc Roofing?
The use of zinc roofing was first seen in Europe in the late 1900s, and now architects, builders and designers are returning to the roof metal to cover roofs. Amazingly, zinc roofing is self-healing, meaning that if scratched the zinc roofing material can recover given time. Thanks to the chemical makeup of zinc, it develops a protective layer when exposed to rain or salt (a very good thing in Cornwall!) which protects it from further damage. Zinc is regularly used in coastal environments as it is not affected like some materials can be with corrosion from salty water. Zinc roofing specialists in Cornwall love this versatile roofing material for the following reasons…
- Zinc roofing prevents fungi and moss from growing on your roof which keeps it looking ‘new’ for longer and mitigates the need for maintenance/repair
- Unlike with copper or other metal roofing, any water which drips from a zinc roof is clean and can be safely used around plant life without risk of contamination
- The visual appeal of zinc roofing cannot be overstated – this versatile roofing substance can even be tinted in different colours to fit your project
- The long life of zinc roofing makes it cost effective when considering the cost of zinc roofing over its whole lifetime, but in fact zinc roofing can also be cheaper to start with and is competitive at the moment when compared to alternative metals such as copper and lead
- Zinc is significantly lighter than roof tiles and is malleable, meaning it can be used in all manner of architect-designed projects including domed roofs and other arched structures
- Another upside of a zinc roof is that the material can be recycled, so any waste during roofing with zinc is ultimately reused
Expert Zinc Roofing Specialists in Cornwall
Whatever your building project, architectural design or replacement roof need, if its zinc you want then get in touch with Empire Roofing; the most versatile zinc roofing contractors in Cornwall. Get in touch with Empire Roofing for a free consultation and quote from one of our zinc roofing specialists in Cornwall. We are looking forward to helping you with your Cornwall roofing solutions!