RotoMetals Zinc Sheets for Roofs, Wall Cladding, Siding, and Flashing.
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We stock our cut zinc sheets and coils for use in many exterior applications like roofs and siding. The most commonly used thickness is the .7mm/.027" thick sheets that we stock in both Natural Zinc and Pre-Patina finishes. The versatility of zinc sheet
makes it ideal for exterior and interior architectural applications. RotoMetals Solid Zinc Strip meets all ENG 988 Standards and is both
flexible and formable, making it readily adaptable to varied styles.
Zinc's naturally forming self-healing properties provide years of
virtually maintenance-free protection. And zinc's blue-gray patina and
natural surface blends beautifully with most building materials and
surroundings, both in contemporary and traditional settings and
environments. Solid Zinc Strip can be used for roofing, wall
cladding, ornaments, lighting fixtures, plumbing hardware and rain
goods such as gutters and downspouts. Please email or call us for a quote for your project.
Advantages of Zinc In Architectural Applications
Zinc Roofing Throughout History
- ZINC is aesthetically pleasing.
- ZINC is highly formable.
- ZINC is extremely durable.
- ZINC is corrosion resistant.
- ZINC requires very low maintenance.
- ZINC is self-healing.
- ZINC is 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly.
- ZINC is a very Green Product compared to other metals because of its lower melting point thus takes less energy to produce then galvanized sheet metal, aluminum or copper.
Zinc roofing was first used in the United States in 1816. Though its
popularity was cyclic over the following decades, zinc roofing has
become the most popular form of roofing in Europe, covering
approximately 70% of residential buildings. Zinc roofing strips are
today an architect's favorite roofing material, as they are versatile in
use, appearance, and application. Many people are slowly discovering
the great advantages of zinc roofing as its popularity increases
The Advantages of Zinc Roofing
To begin with, zinc roofing is an optimum investment, as it is able to
resist corrosion by naturally developing its own protective patina. This
distinctive patina also provides durability, and together these
features allow a zinc roof to live for about 100 years in a rural
environment, 4 times that of steel roofing. What's more, this
patina will also allow zinc roofing to self-repair imperfections and
scratches, and eliminate the need for a coating or varnish and regular
maintenance. Zinc roofing strips are highly malleable and can adopt any
shape, including low radius curves and complex shapes unachievable with
other materials, allowing for great freedom of design. Zinc roofing is
also a natural material and can be recycled indefinitely, making your
building environmentally friendly. The only possible downside of
applying zinc roofing strips is that they are initially quite expensive.
Installing Zinc Roofing
Although the actual application of zinc roof strips is simple, zinc
roofing necessitates that your building meet certain requirements,
including geometrical continuity, project structural conformity, and
physico-chemical compatibility. For this you will need a thorough roof
inspection, to determine what must be done in order to meet such
requirements, and install the zinc roofing accordingly. Not complying
with these factors can lead to serious damage, which is why you will
need professional zinc roofing installation by a zinc roofing expert.RotoMetals also stocks "SOFT ZINC" - perfect for all your flashing needs.
here to purchase our complete sample pack, which offers a sample of
every thickness and color option available from us plus information
about our Reward Program. If you would like a smaller set of samples for free, click here. Please be sure to specify which three pieces you would like a sample of.
When you want to create easy connections
to chimneys, roof dormers, and walls, ROTOZINC Soft Zinc provides the
flexibility and malleability you need for faster installation. Soft
Zinc is an environmentally friendly product that's 100% recyclable with
no toxic runoff.
RotoMetals offers 44"+ wide master coils of any
length you need, and we have pup coils in 8", 12", and flat
sheets as well. Custom widths are available upon request for a slit-fee charge.
Q. What is Soft Zinc?
Zinc is the environmentally correct solution for replacing lead
flashing. If you're a contractor, installer, or roofer and you're not
using Soft Zinc, you're missing an opportunity to sell your clients an
eco-friendly, cost-saving option on their roofing projects.
Q. What are the benefits of using Soft Zinc?
A. Many...here's a few:
- Easily shaped, folded and soldered.
- Soft quality for complex roofing connections.
- Light weight.
- Easy to handle, no gloves needed.
- Ecologically superior alternative to lead.
It's light weight makes it less expensive and easier to use than
lead. A roll of Soft Zinc weighs 17 lbs. vs. 50 lbs. for a roll of lead.
Q. Where can I use it?
Zinc can be used as flashing for most clay tile roofs, slate roof,
asphalt roof, and wood shake roofs. It makes a superior connection to
masonry brickwork because it lasts longer than lead and prevents costly
masonry repairs when gutters have to be replaced. Lead flashing
deteriorates with age (if 15 lb. lead is used, this could be only a few
years) and eventually cracks.