Zinc is an excellent roofing and cladding material which will give long and almost maintenance-free service if installed properly. Proper installation means not only the correct fixing of the zinc itself, but also the correct design and installation of the supporting structure.
In traditional roofing and cladding this structure provides a continuous support for the zinc, whereas in engineered façades, metal railing and point fixing systems are employed. The information provided in this section can be used as a guide to the basics of zinc roof construction. Any relevant national norms and codes of practice in your country or region should be consulted and adhered to.
Traditional systems are fully supported metal coverings that employ tried and tested hard metal seaming techniques which have been used for centuries.