The durability of your cladding and roofing material will ultimately affect its longevity. By choosing to use copper, zinc or an aluminium metal roof you’re opting for an impact resistant, low maintenance, energy efficient and recyclable material designed to last up to 100 years. Coupled with a watertight standing seam mechanism, copper, zinc and aluminium offer the ultimate choice, especially in areas that experience inclement weather.
While their superiority in strength provides a long-term solution for your dwelling, these non-ferrous metals are malleable materials; and because they can be formed and manipulated into almost any design, they provide an optimum long standing architectural solution too.
From traditional to modern dwellings, copper offers a warm and luxurious finish, and an elevated level of cachet to any project. Whether you opt for copper cladding or copper roofing, its resistance to the elements ranks amongst the highest in modern roofing materials.
An increasingly popular metal roofing option, copper is 100% recyclable and requires no painting or finishing. Through its natural weathering process, the warm bronze tones lead to an elegant green patina finish. Depending on the aesthetic you’re after, we can provide you with a number of methods to impede or accelerate the weathering process. With a desired curb appeal, this energy efficient option is superior in terms of safety, strength and durability.
Rarely scarce and available locally Zinc has been used in roofing for over 150 years and has become a favourite in the architectural space, because it’s so easy to form and manipulate.
Traditional zinc will weather and form a beautifully textured grey patina; and just like copper, this patina is weatherproof, corrosion resistant, and not degraded by Ultra Violet light. Indeed a patina on the surface becomes a moisture barrier and as a result, zinc roofing and zinc cladding can, in theory, last up to 100 years without degradation.
Zinc is also great for eco-friendly construction because it requires less energy for production due to its lower melting point; and because it is complexly recyclable too.
Aluminium has an incredible strength and corrosive durability. Because of its resistance to salt corrosion, aluminium roofing and aluminium cladding are often recommended for use in coastal climates across Australia.
A highly active metal it almost instantly responds to atmospheric conditions, whereby the outer layer of aluminium reacts with the oxygen in the environment creating a layer of aluminium oxide, effectively sealing the inner layers of the metal from any future corrosion.
Not only is this material an excellent reflector of heat, it has energy-saving capabilities, and it’s extraordinarily versatile. Quickly gaining traction as one of the most popular roofing and cladding materials, aluminium products come in a wide range of shapes and colours.
We all have different design aesthetics, and because copper, zinc and aluminium roofing materials all come in various colours and a variety of finishes, we’re certain there is a material to match your design requirements. For a comprehensive look at these materials and for more information on the colours available, contact us to arrange a meeting with Dan Coddington.