While lead roofing might be the most popular option for homeowners, there are a variety of alternatives such as zinc, copper and aluminium. JJ Roofing offers all of these options below all of which come with their own benefits.
Zinc is a very good metal for roofing because of its excellent corrosion resistance. It is also self-healing which means that it can successfully recover if it gets scratched or scraped. Another great property of zinc is its low maintenance requirements. Even if it’s constantly being exposed to wind and rain, it can easily withstand the adverse weather which is why it has been referred to as a “fit and forget” material. Zinc is also completely recyclable once it has reached the end of its service life.
Copper roofing is increasingly popular for a number of reasons. Its hue can greatly complement a home and give it a classic aesthetic because the sheen of new copper settles into a blue and green patina over time. This means that a copper roof may increase your property’s value due to its traditional look. Copper roofs are also strong lasting up to 50 years with proper care and maintenance. Additionally, it’s a lightweight material that will not put as much stress on your home’s structures as some heavier metals might.
Aluminium roofs are strong, attractive as well as affordable. Aluminium roofing hasn’t been a popular choice in the past due to its high cost but recent innovations have made it a much more cost effective option for homeowners. On top of aluminium’s visual appeal, it is also a highly malleable material making it appropriate for a wide variety of roofing styles.