There are many reasons why you may wish to consider a hard metal roof for your project. These reasons range from the malleability of the material to the long-lifetime of the metal, with many other motives in between.
Durability can play a key role in aiding a person’s decision to have a hard metal roof. Undoubtedly, there are many benefits to having a roof that can be expected to last upwards of one hundred years with little or no maintenance required. Indeed, many zinc roofs in Paris have been known to last beyond two hundred years!
The malleability of the material also allows for greater design flexibility than with other more rigid roofing materials, such as slate. Both convex and concave curves are completely practicable and what is more, look sleek and contemporary. Even on relatively straightforward roofs, hard metals come into their own when allowing coverage on shallow pitches where other materials may not allow.
Hard metals are available in a range of colours and finishes, as well as to suit a range of budgets. For example, natural zinc is a bright/shiny silver when first installed, but quickly begins to develop a patina, dulling the metal and turning it matt grey; natural zinc is the most cost effective zinc option. Alternatively, you may choose to opt for a pre-weathered zinc, which has been coated to either give the impression of the weathering process already having taken place, or simply to provide a different colour palette from the usual greys on offer. As well as zinc, we offer installations in copper, Swedish Steel (Prelaq Nova PLX) and aluminium, all of which are available in a range of finishes.