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Advantages of Zinc Roofs
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Zinc Roofing Material Advantages and Disadvantages

With so many different metal roofing options available, it can be hard to decipher which will be the most affordable, durable, stylish and architectural of them all.

When it comes to choosing a roof, your first priority should be what protection your new metal roof can offer.

For example, metal roofs such as copper, zinc and steel are highly adaptable, modern materials that provide homeowners with decades and decades’ worth of protection.

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All you need to know about choosing zinc

  • Low maintenance/zinc roofs need little repair throughout their life
  • Increasingly popular sustainable roofing material
  • Environmentally friendly (green building material)
  • Recyclable & low toxicity
  • Last significantly longer than other roofing materials
  • Used in roofing projects for over 150 years
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Zinc Roofing has amazing advantages

As expert metal roofers, we know that nothing quite comes close to zinc – and we’ll tell you why…

Zinc can be shaped and warped to your specifications

  • Use traditional seam panels (classic look)
  • Zinc comes in a variety of colours as it can be painted to create a unique look

One of the greatest advantages of zinc is its malleability. A metal roof is very flexible, which often makes it an architect’s dream.

With zinc, you can create beautiful custom designs and shapes that will take your home into the next era and stand out from other properties in your neighbourhood.

The versatile metal can easily be formed into aesthetically pleasing lines and impressive shapes, which means there are hardly any limits for an architectural design.

Great value for money means you won’t be disappointed

More than this, installing a zinc roof undoubtedly will increase your property’s value and be an interesting feature that is alluring to prospective home buyers.

With zinc roofs, homeowners are often blown away with their return on investment.

Ultimate protection

We are confident enough with zinc roofs to say that is one of the most durable materials you can install on your roof.

Those in the past who have felt let down with asphalt or tiled roofs can turn to zinc and be offered real peace of mind that they have found a reliable, long-lasting roofing solution.

Wherever you are in the East of England

We have offices and roofers based across the UK, that’s what makes us one of the largest, leading roofing companies in the south-east.

Our main offices are based in Cambridge, Ipswich, Saffron Walden, SuffolkChelmsford, and we have roofers available in locations like Essex, Peterborough, Milton Keynes and many more areas near you!

If you are considering using VM Zinc give us a call on 01787 278103, or pop into our office to see our showroom with samples of VM Zinc in different colours.

Our address: Unit 7 Woodhall Business Park, Drury Drive, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1WH. Get directions.

We also offer a range of rainwater systems. Including half-round, box gutters and downpipes.

Other metal roofing we supply and fix include Aluminium, Steel, Lead and Copper.

Zinc roof colour options

Below are the range of colour swatches available in the VM Zinc range:

VMZinc Azenger swatch


VMZinc Quartz-Zinc swatch


VMZinc Anthra-Zinc swatch


Pigmento Red

Pigmento Red

VMZinc Pigmento Brown colour swatch

Pigmento Brown

VMZinc Pigmento Green colour swatch

Pigmento Green

VMZinc Pigmento Blue colour swatch

Pigmento Blue

Corrosion, rust and moisture resistance!

As mentioned above, zinc roofs are highly durable and this is because it has quality properties, which make it resilient to becoming damaged from external factors.

For example, your home will be protected from the poorest of weather conditions.

A common misconception, many consumers believe that metals are susceptible to rust; however, this is not the case with zinc.

Zinc is less reactive to water and is highly, highly resistant to corrosion.

This more often than not makes zinc the perfect choice when building homes in high-moisture or humid environments.

Zinc roofs can self-repair

Yes, you read that right.

One of the many unique properties associated with zinc roofs is that over time any environmental damage or scratches can self-repair.

This means that zinc roofs can maintain a fresher, newer appearance for longer.

Constructed with a patina, which is the protective layer that forms over zinc (hydroxyl carbonate) blocks moisture, chemicals and even has the ability to re-form and repair itself to get rid of any blemishes like scratches.


One of the biggest disadvantages homeowners often find with zinc roofs is its cost.

In comparison to other hard metal roofing materials, zinc is pricier but is cheaper than other metals like copper.

But with zinc, you get what you pay for.

Considering that roof repairs or reroofing can cost thousands and thousands of pounds throughout your lifetime, with zinc you can rely on its low maintenance properties.

Zinc can certainly provide homeowners with a substantial return, but considering this is the only disadvantage of zinc that we as roofers can think of, means that it really is a great investment for your home.

Why ELC?

When it comes to spending a considerable amount of money on a new roof, you want the right roofers you can trust.

Here at ELC, we are all trained, accredited and can provide guarantees and 10-year warranties across our zinc roofing work.

We’re known as the go-to zinc roofers across the entire east of England. We love metal roofs and we know it’s the future so we take great pride in our zinc projects.

More reasons include:

  • Established since 2012
  • Over 1,500 happy homeowners
  • We take care of all the mess and stress
  • We offer competitive prices
  • Be supplied with a free quote
  • CSCS card certified
  • Public liability insurance

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