Zinc Roofs: All You Need to Know About Choosing Zinc

Zinc roof system for a contemporary home
A zinc roofing system was chosen for this contemporary home, built using structural insulated panels. The project was delivered by SIPS@Clays (Image credit: SIPS@Clays)

While you may think a zinc roof is a contemporary roofing material, it’s actually been used to top buildings for the better part of 200 years. However, there’s still a lot to consider before specifying a zinc roof, including the finish, maintenance, service life and cost.

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Rebecca Foster

Rebecca began her journalism career writing for a luxury property magazine in Bangkok, before re-locating to London and becoming a features editor for a self build magazine. She is an experienced homes and interiors journalist and has written for many homes titles including Homebuilding & Renovating, Ideal Home and Period Living.

She has expertise on a wealth of topics — from oak frame homes to kitchen extensions. She has a passion for Victorian architecture; her dream is to extend an 1800s house.