When it comes to the metal roofing market, you will find that the majority of mass-produced materials are steel and aluminum. Not only are these materials widely available and cost-effective, but they also retain several beneficial attributes that make them a highly suitable choice for residential and commercial roofing systems.
But as for the residential purpose, aluminum and steel are not the only options to choose from. Zinc metal roofing (which is also known as ‘หลังคาโลหะสังกะสี’ in the Thai language) is becoming more and more popular due to its many benefits.
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Those interested in a copper roofing system may eventually find that zinc is a more cost-effective alternative, and yet, equally beneficial.
Benefits of Zinc Metal Roofs
- Zinc roofs are considered non-corrosive, meaning they are less affected by harsh weather, corrosion, mold, insects, and other forms of natural wear and tear.
- They are also fire-resistant. Zinc metal roofs are highly durable and can last for 30 to 50 years with good care.
- Maintenance is easy as zinc can essentially repair itself because of its hydroxyl carbonate layer’s self-replenishing attributes.
Zinc roofing could be a great option for homeowners with a green agenda because they are environmentally friendly. Not only does it require less energy to produce these materials and they are also recyclable.
So the roofing industry is encouraging replacing all lead-based flashings with soft zinc materials. They have a great return on investment because they retain their value for several years.